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

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Name

revhistory — A history of the revisions to a document

Synopsis

revhistory ::= ((((title? & titleabbrev?), infodb.titleforbidden.info) | info db.titleonly.info), revision+)

Description

A revhistory is a structure for documenting a history of changes, specifically, a history of changes to the document or section in which it occurs.

DocBook does not mandate an order for revisions: ascending order by date, descending order by date, and orders based on some other criteria are all equally acceptable.

Processing expectations

Formatted as a displayed block. A tabular or list presentation is most common.

The order of revisions within a revhistory (e.g., ascending or descending date order) is not mandated by DocBook.

See Also

date, edition, printhistory, pubdate, releaseinfo, revdescription, revision, revnumber, revremark

Examples

<article xmlns='http://docbook.org/ns/docbook'>
<title>Example revhistory</title>

<revhistory>

<revision>
  <revnumber>0.91</revnumber>
  <date>1996-12-11</date>
  <authorinitials>ndw</authorinitials>
  <revremark>Bug fixes</revremark>
</revision>

<revision>
  <revnumber>0.90</revnumber>
  <date>1996-11-30</date>
  <authorinitials>ndw</authorinitials>
  <revremark>First beta release</revremark>
</revision>

</revhistory>

</article>

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