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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



FirstName -- The first name of a person


Mixed Content Model

FirstName ::=


Common attributes

Tag Minimization

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

Parameter Entities



The Western-style first name of an author, editor, or other individual.

Processing expectations

Formatted inline. In an Address, this element may inherit the verbatim qualities of an address.


The following elements occur in FirstName: 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

Affiliation, Honorific, Lineage, OtherName, Surname


For examples, see Ackno, Article, Author, AuthorGroup, Bibliography, BiblioMSet, BiblioSet, Book, BookInfo, OtherCredit.

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