DocBook 5: The Definitive Guide

DocBook 5: The Definitive Guide


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If you need a reliable tool for technical documentation, this clear and concise reference will help you take advantage of DocBook, the popular XML schema originally developed to document computer and hardware projects. DocBook 5.0 has been expanded and simplified to address documentation needs in other fields, and it's quickly becoming the tool of choice for many content providers.

DocBook 5: The Definitive Guide is the complete, official documentation of DocBook 5.0. You'll find everything you need to know to use DocBook 5.0's features-including its improved content model-whether you're new to DocBook or an experienced user of previous versions.

  • Learn how to write DocBook XML documents
  • Understand DocBook 5.0's elements and attributes, and how they fit together
  • Determine whether your documents conform to the DocBook schema
  • Learn about options for publishing DocBook to various output formats
  • Customize the DocBook schema to meet your needs
  • Get additional information about DocBook editing and processing

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780596805029
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/24/2011
Pages: 531
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Norman Walsh is a Principal Technologist at Mark Logic Corporation where he assists in the design and deployment of advanced content applications. Norm is also an active participant in a number of standards efforts worldwide: he is chair of the DocBook Technical Committee at OASIS. At the W3C, he is chair of the XML Processing Model Working Group and also co-chair of the XML Core Working Group.

Richard Hamilton will edit the book and is the author of this proposal. He has over ten years experience leading writing teams and documentation tools teams at AT&T, Novell, and Hewlett-Packard. He is an independent consultant specializing in the application of XML technology to technical documentation, andis also a member of the OASIS DocBook Technical Committee. He is the author of Managing Writers: A Real World Guide to Managing Technical Documentation, published in January, 2009 by XML Press.

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Introduction
    • Chapter 1: Getting Started with DocBook
    • Chapter 2: Creating DocBook Documents
    • Chapter 3: Validating DocBook Documents
    • Chapter 4: Publishing DocBook Documents
    • Chapter 5: Customizing DocBook

  • Reference
  • Appendixes
    • Installation
    • DocBook Variants and Future Directions
    • Resources
    • Interchanging DocBook Documents
    • GNU Free Documentation License

  • Glossary
  • Colophon

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