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

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Name

colophon — Text at the back of a book describing facts about its production

Synopsis

colophon ::= ((((title? & titleabbrev? & subtitle?), infodb.titleforbidden.info) | infodb.info), (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)+)

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 colophon, if present, almost always occurs at the very end of a book. It contains factual information about the book, especially about its production, and includes details about typographic style, the fonts used, the paper used, and perhaps the binding method of the book.

Font geeks like Norm think every book should have one.

Processing expectations

Formatted as a displayed block.

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, chapter, dedication, part, partintro, preface, set

Examples

<book xmlns='http://docbook.org/ns/docbook'> <title>Example colophon</title> <colophon> <para>Draft versions of the first edition of this book were produced with the ...

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