dedication

dedication — The dedication of a book or other component.

Synopsis

dedication ::= [-]

Attributes

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 dedication is a page or section, most often at the very beginning of a book (before any other body matter), containing a tribute to something (frequently someone) in connection with the writing or publication of the book.

Processing expectations

Formatted as a displayed block. Frequently appears on a page by itself at the beginning of a book.

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

Parents

These elements contain dedication: article, book, part.

Examples

<book xmlns='http://docbook.org/ns/docbook'>
<title>The Best XML Jokes</title>
<info>
  <author><personname>
    <firstname>A</firstname><surname>Nonymous</surname>
  </personname></author>
</info>

<dedication>
<para>To my mother and father, for teaching me to laugh.
</para>
</dedication>

<chapter><title>Parsing Jokes</title>
<para>What did the lexer say to the angle bracket? …
</para>
</chapter>
<!-- ... -->
</book>

Last revised by Norman Walsh on 28 Apr 2016 (git hash: 8efbb30ec1f2a59299576c057927c2032216aea4)