revnumber — A document revision number.


revnumber ::= [-]


A revnumber identifies the revision number of a document. The revision number should uniquely identify a particular revision of a document.

Processing expectations

Formatted inline. DocBook does not require that revnumbers be sequential or make any demands on their format. They can be numeric, alphanumeric, or whatever suits your needs.


These elements contain revnumber: revision.


The following elements occur in revnumber: text, abbrev, acronym, alt, anchor, annotation, biblioref, coref, date, emphasis (db._emphasis), firstterm (db._firstterm), footnote, footnoteref, foreignphrase (db._foreignphrase), glossterm (db._glossterm), indexterm (db.indexterm.endofrange), indexterm (db.indexterm.singular), indexterm (db.indexterm.startofrange), inlinemediaobject, link, olink, phrase (db._phrase), quote (db._quote), remark, replaceable, subscript, superscript, trademark, wordasword, xref.


See revhistory for an example that uses this element.

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