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.

Last revised by Norman Walsh on (git hash: 4460ecff4b65268b558037cbda9fadcfb9e3e09a 7c5a17532e372309975fdbdf572c92cf383a8b5d d8336abc499f0c937e6dbe0a81964bf398e6987d)