DocBook: The Definitive Guide is copyright © 2004-2016 Norman Walsh. Portions copyright © 1999-2010 O'Reilly Media, Inc.
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, as spelled out in the book's legal notice.
There are different versions of the book. The most recent versions (for 5.1 and 5.2, at the time of this writing) are evolving (slowly) and get updated automatically. Pick a version!
- DocBook 5.2
- This version is currently in the development and testing stages.
- DocBook 5.1
- This version is in the process of becoming an OASIS Standard.
- DocBook 5.0
- This is a version of the published book, possibly with some errata applied. In this version (and later online versions), the content models have been expanded with dynamic lists.
- DocBook 4.5
- This version purports to document OASIS Standard DocBook V4.5 with the additional EBNF, HTML Forms, MathML, and SVG modules.
- DocBook 4.5 (unexpanded)
- This version of the 4.5 book shows the parameter entities in the content models rather than the expanded content models.
- DocBook 3.1
- This is the online edition of the first edition of the book. It documents DocBook V3.1.