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

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Name

cover — Additional content for the cover of a publication

Synopsis

cover ::= (bridgehead | remark | revhistory | Graphic elements | Informal elements | List elements | Paragraph elements | Publishing elements | Synopsis elements | Technical elements | Verbatim elements)+

Description

The cover element contains additional material to be printed on the cover of a publication. Multiple cover elements may be used to hold material for the inside and outside front and back covers, the spine, dust jackets, etc.

Because there is likely to be great variation in the number of covers, and the means by which the cover elements are processed, DocBook does not attempt to define semantics for their order or relationship to one another.

The title, authors, and other bibliographic metadata that appears in the info element should not be repeated inside the cover. The intent is merely that cover can contain any additional material required.

Processing expectations

Formatted as a displayed block. Sometimes suppressed.

Examples

The following example shows a cover tag as it might have appeared in the source for the first edition of this book.

<book xmlns='http://docbook.org/ns/docbook'> <info> <title>DocBook</title> <subtitle>The Definitive Guide</subtitle> <biblioid class="isbn">978-0-596-8050-2-9</biblioid> <authorgroup> <author> <personname> <firstname>Norman</firstname> <surname>Walsh</surname> </personname> </author> </authorgroup> <publisher> ...

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