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DocBook: The Definitive Guide

DocBook: The Definitive Guide

By Norman Walsh & Leonard Muellner
1st Edition October 1999
1-56592-580-7, Order Number: 5807
652 pages, $36.95 , Includes CD-ROM



Contrib -- A summary of the contributions made to a document by a credited source


Mixed Content Model

Contrib ::=


Common attributes

Tag Minimization

Both the start- and end-tags are required for this element.

Parameter Entities



The Contrib element contains a summary or description of the contributions made by an author, editor, or other credited source.

Processing expectations

May be formatted inline or as a displayed block, depending on context. Sometimes suppressed.


The following elements occur in Contrib: Comment, Emphasis, IndexTerm, InlineGraphic, InlineMediaObject, Link, OLink, Replaceable, Subscript, Superscript, Trademark, ULink.

In some contexts, the following elements are allowed anywhere: BeginPage, IndexTerm.

In some contexts, the following elements are excluded: IndexTerm.

See Also

Author, AuthorBlurb, AuthorGroup, Collab, CollabName, CorpAuthor, Editor, OtherCredit


For examples, see Bibliography, OtherCredit.

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