There are many “common attributes” that occur on every DocBook element. They are summarized here for brevity and to make the additional attributes that occur on many elements stand out.
Identifies one or more annotations that apply to this element
Identifies the direction of text in an element:
Provides the name or similar semantic identifier assigned to the content in some previous markup scheme
Identifies the revision status of the element:
The element has been changed.
The element is new (has been added to the document).
The element has been deleted.
Revision markup has been explicitly turned off for this element.
Provides additional, user-specified classification for an element
Specifies the DocBook version of the element and its descendants
Specifies the base URI of the element and its descendants
Identifies the unique ID value of the element
Specifies the natural language of the element and its descendants
Provides the text that is to be generated for a cross-reference to the element
The common attributes include a collection of “effectivity attributes.” These attributes are available for ...