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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



Honorific -- The title of a person


Mixed Content Model

Honorific ::=


Common attributes

Tag Minimization

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

Parameter Entities



An Honorific occurs in the name of an individual. It is the honorific title of the individual, such as "Dr.," "Mr.," or "Ms."

Processing expectations

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

On some systems, Honorific may generate the trailing period automatically.


The following elements occur in Honorific: 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, FirstName, Lineage, OtherName, Surname


For examples, see Author, AuthorGroup.

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