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DocBook: The Definitive Guide

DocBook: The Definitive Guide

By Norman Walsh & Leonard Muellner
1st Edition October 1999
1-56592-580-7, Order Number: 5807
652 pages, $36.95 , Includes CD-ROM



LegalNotice -- A statement of legal obligations or requirements


Content Model

LegalNotice ::=


Common attributes

Tag Minimization

Both the start- and end-tags are required for this element.


LegalNotice identifies a statement of legal obligation, requirement, or warranty. It occurs in the meta-information for a document in which it frequently explains copyright, trademark, and other legal formalities of a document.

Processing expectations

Formatted as a displayed block.

LegalNotices may be presented in a number of ways. In printed documents, they often occur on the verso of the title page, sometimes in a reduced font size. Online, they may occur on the title page or in a separate document behind a hypertext link.


The following elements occur in LegalNotice: BlockQuote, CalloutList, Caution, FormalPara, GlossList, Important, IndexTerm, ItemizedList, LiteralLayout, Note, OrderedList, Para, ProgramListing, ProgramListingCO, Screen, ScreenCO, ScreenShot, SegmentedList, SimPara, SimpleList, Tip, Title, VariableList, Warning.

In some contexts, the following elements are allowed anywhere: BeginPage, IndexTerm.

In some contexts, the following elements are excluded: Caution, Important, IndexTerm, Note, Tip, Warning.

See Also

Copyright, Trademark


For examples, see Book, BookInfo, Sect1Info.

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