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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



RevNumber -- A document revision number


Mixed Content Model

RevNumber ::=


Common attributes

Tag Minimization

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


A RevNumber identifies the revision number of a document. The revision number should uniquely identify a particular revision of a document.

Processing expectations

Formatted inline. DocBook does not require that RevNumbers be sequential or make any demands on their format. They can be numeric, alphanumeric, or whatever suits your needs.


These elements contain RevNumber: Revision.


The following elements occur in RevNumber: 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.


For examples, see Article, RevHistory.

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