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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



PubsNumber -- A number assigned to a publication other than an ISBN or ISSN or inventory part number


Mixed Content Model

PubsNumber ::=


Common attributes

Tag Minimization

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

Parameter Entities



A PubsNumber identifies a document in some unspecified numbering scheme. This number may exist instead of, or in addition to, an ISBN or ISSN number.

Processing expectations

Formatted inline. Sometimes suppressed.

DocBook does not control, or specify, the numbering scheme used for documents.


The following elements occur in PubsNumber: 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

InvPartNumber, ISBN, ISSN, IssueNum, ProductNumber, SeriesVolNums, VolumeNum


For examples, see ContractSponsor, OtherCredit.

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