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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



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Parameter Entities



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

See Also

InvPartNumber, ISBN, ISSN, IssueNum, PubsNumber, SeriesVolNums, VolumeNum


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