DocBook: The Definitive GuideBy 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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Reference pages are usually bound together by topic; in traditional UNIX documentation they are most frequently bound into volumes. See ManVolNum.
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Publication status might be used to control formatting (for example, printing a "draft" watermark on drafts) or processing (perhaps a document with a status of "final" should not include any components that are not final).
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