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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



OtherName -- A component of a persons name that is not a first name, surname, or lineage


Mixed Content Model

OtherName ::=


Common attributes

Tag Minimization

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

Parameter Entities



OtherName is a generic wrapper for parts of an individual’s name other than Honorific, FirstName, Surname and Lineage. One common use is to identify an individual’s middle name or initial. Use Role to classify the type of other name.

Processing expectations

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


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


For examples, see Author, AuthorGroup, Bibliography.

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