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

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Name

set — A collection of books

Synopsis

set ::= ((((title & titleabbrev? & subtitle?), infodb.titleforbidden.info) | info db.titlereq.info), toc?, (book | set)+, setindex?)

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 set is a collection of books. Placing multiple books in a set, as opposed to publishing each of them separately, has the advantage that ID/IDREF links can then be used across all books.

A set is the top of the DocBook structural hierarchy. Although sets can contain other sets, nothing else can contain them.

Processing expectations

Formatted as a displayed block. A set may generate additional front and back matter (e.g., tables of contents and setindexs) around the books it contains.

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, colophon, dedication, part, partintro, preface

Examples

<set xmlns='http://docbook.org/ns/docbook'> <title>The Perl Series</title> <info> <author> <orgname>O'Reilly Media</orgname> </author> </info> <book><title>Learning Perl</title> <chapter><title>...</title><para>...</para></chapter> </book> <book><title>Programming Perl</title> <chapter><title>...</title><para>...</para></chapter> </book> ...

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