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DocBook 5: The Definitive Guide by Richard L. Hamilton, Norman Walsh

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Name

chapter — A chapter, as of a book

Synopsis

chapter ::= ((((title & titleabbrev? & subtitle?), infodb.titleforbidden.info) | info db.titlereq.info), ((bibliography | glossary | index | toc)*, (((annotation | bridgehead | remark | revhistory | Indexing inlines | Admonition elements | Formal elements | Graphic elements | Informal elements | List elements | Paragraph elements | Publishing elements | Synopsis elements | Technical elements | Verbatim elements)+, ((section+, simplesect*) | simplesect+ | (sect1+, simplesect*) | refentry+)?) | (section+, simplesect*) | simplesect+ | (sect1+, simplesect*) | refentry+), (bibliography | glossary | index | toc)*))

Attribute synopsis

Common attributes and common linking attributes.

Additional attributes:

  • label

  • status

Additional constraints

  • If this element is the root element, it must have a version attribute.

Description

A chapter is a chapter of a book.

Processing expectations

Formatted as a displayed block. Usually introduces a forced page break and often starts on the next recto page. The first chapter of a document usually restarts page numbering. Typically, chapters are numbered and presented in the table of contents.

Attributes

Common attributes and common linking attributes.

label

Specifies an identifying string for presentation purposes

status

Identifies the editorial or publication status of the element on which it occurs

See Also

appendix, article, book, colophon, dedication, part, partintro, preface, set

Examples

<chapter xmlns='http://docbook.org/ns/docbook' ...

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