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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



ReleaseInfo -- Information about a particular release of a document


Mixed Content Model

ReleaseInfo ::=


Common attributes

Tag Minimization

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

Parameter Entities



ReleaseInfo contains a brief description of the release or published version of a document or part of a document.

For example, the release information may state that the document is in beta, or that the software it describes is a beta version. It may also contain more specific information, such as the version number from a revision control system.

Processing expectations

May be formatted inline or as a displayed block, depending on context. Sometimes suppressed.


The following elements occur in ReleaseInfo: 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

Date, Edition, PrintHistory, PubDate, RevHistory


For examples, see RefEntry.

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