Search the Catalog
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



Copyright -- Copyright information about a document


Content Model

Copyright ::=


Common attributes

Tag Minimization

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

Parameter Entities



The Copyright element holds information about the date(s) and holder(s) of a document copyright. If an extended block of text describing the copyright or other legal status is required, use LegalNotice.

The Copyright element is confined to meta-information. For copyright statements in running text, see Trademark.

Processing expectations

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

A displayed copyright notice usually includes the copyright symbol, ©, as generated text and is formatted with commas separating multiple years. Additional generated text, such as the legend "All rights reserved," may also be generated.


The following elements occur in Copyright: Holder, Year.

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

See Also

LegalNotice, ProductName, Trademark


<!DOCTYPE copyright PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook V3.1//EN">
  <holder>O'Reilly &amp; Associates, Inc.</holder>

For additional examples, see also Bibliography, BiblioSet, BookInfo.

Back to: DocBook: The Definitive Guide Home | O'Reilly Bookstores | How to Order | O'Reilly Contacts
International | About O'Reilly | Affiliated Companies | Privacy Policy

© 2001, O'Reilly & Associates, Inc.