Part II. Reference

Table of Contents

  • I. DocBook Element Reference
    • *:* — Any element from almost any namespace
    • mml:* — Any element from the MathML namespace
    • svg:* — Any element from the SVG namespace
    • emphasis (db._emphasis) — A limited span of emphasized text
    • firstterm (db._firstterm) — The first occurrence of a term, with limited content[5.1]
    • foreignphrase (db._foreignphrase) — A limited word or phrase in a language other than the primary language of the document[5.1]
    • glossterm (db._glossterm) — A glossary term[5.1]
    • phrase (db._phrase) — A limited span of text
    • quote (db._quote) — A limited inline quotation[5.1]
    • abbrev — An abbreviation, especially one followed by a period
    • abstract — A summary
    • acknowledgements — Acknowledgements of a book or other component[5.0]
    • acronym — An often pronounceable word made from the initial (or selected) letters of a name or phrase
    • address — A real-world address, generally a postal address
    • affiliation — The institutional affiliation of an individual
    • alt — A text-only annotation, often used for accessibility
    • anchor — A spot in the document
    • answer — An answer to a question posed in a qandaset
    • appendix — An appendix in a book or article
    • area (db.area) — A region defined for a callout in a graphic or code example
    • area (db.area.inareaset) — A region defined for a callout in a graphic or code example
    • areaset — A set of related areas in a graphic or code example
    • areaspec — A collection of regions in a graphic or code example
    • article — An article
    • artpagenums — The page numbers of an article as published
    • attribution — The source of a block quote or epigraph
    • audiodata — Pointer to external audio data
    • audioobject — A wrapper for audio data and its associated meta-information
    • author — The name of an individual author
    • authorgroup — Wrapper for author information when a document has multiple authors or collaborators
    • authorinitials — The initials or other short identifier for an author
    • bibliocoverage — The spatial or temporal coverage of a document
    • bibliodiv — A section of a bibliography
    • biblioentry — A raw entry in a bibliography
    • bibliography — A bibliography
    • biblioid — An identifier for a document[5.0]
    • bibliolist — A wrapper for a list of bibliography entries
    • bibliomisc — Untyped bibliographic information
    • bibliomixed — A cooked entry in a bibliography
    • bibliomset — A cooked container for related bibliographic information
    • biblioref — A cross-reference to a bibliographic entry
    • bibliorelation — The relationship of a document to another
    • biblioset — A raw container for related bibliographic information
    • bibliosource — The source of a document
    • blockquote — A quotation set off from the main text
    • book — A book
    • bridgehead — A free-floating heading
    • callout — A “called out” description of a marked area
    • calloutlist — A list of callout s
    • caption — A caption
    • caution — A note of caution
    • chapter — A chapter, as of a book
    • citation — An inline bibliographic reference to another published work
    • citebiblioid — A citation of a bibliographic identifier
    • citetitle — The title of a cited work
    • city — The name of a city in an address
    • co — The location of a callout embedded in text
    • collab — Identifies a collaborator
    • colophon — Text at the back of a book describing facts about its production
    • colspec — Specifications for a column in a table
    • confdates — The dates of a conference for which a document was written
    • confgroup — A wrapper for document meta-information about a conference
    • confnum — An identifier, frequently numerical, associated with a conference for which a document was written
    • confsponsor — The sponsor of a conference for which a document was written
    • conftitle — The title of a conference for which a document was written
    • contractnum — The contract number of a document
    • contractsponsor — The sponsor of a contract
    • contrib — A summary of the contributions made to a document by a credited source
    • copyright — Copyright information about a document
    • coref — A cross reference to a co
    • country — The name of a country
    • cover — Additional content for the cover of a publication[5.0]
    • date — The date of publication or revision of a document
    • dcterms:* — The Publishers schema allows a large selection of elements from the DCTerms namespace[5.0 Publishers]
    • dedication — The dedication of a book or other component
    • dialogue — A container for speeches and other forms of communication involving dialogue[5.0 Publishers]
    • drama — A container for plays and other forms of dramatic presentation[5.0 Publishers]
    • edition — The name or number of an edition of a document
    • editor — The name of the editor of a document
    • email — An email address
    • emphasis (db.emphasis) — Emphasized text
    • entry — A cell in a table
    • entrytbl — A subtable appearing in place of an entry in a table
    • row (db.entrytbl.row) — A row in a table
    • tbody (db.cals.entrytbl.tbody) — A wrapper for the rows of a table or informal table
    • thead (db.cals.entrytbl.thead) — A table header consisting of one or more rows
    • epigraph — A short inscription at the beginning of a document or component
    • equation — A displayed mathematical equation
    • example — A formal example, with a title
    • fax — A fax number
    • figure — A formal figure, generally an illustration, with a title
    • firstname — A given name of a person
    • firstterm (db.firstterm) — The first occurrence of a term
    • footnote — A footnote
    • footnoteref — A cross reference to a footnote (a footnote mark)
    • foreignphrase (db.foreignphrase) — A word or phrase in a language other than the primary language of the document
    • formalpara — A paragraph with a title
    • givenname — The given name of a person[5.1]
    • glossary — A glossary
    • glossdef — A definition in a glossentry
    • glossdiv — A division in a glossary
    • glossentry — An entry in a glossary or glosslist
    • glosslist — A wrapper for a list of glossary entries
    • glosssee — A cross-reference from one glossentry to another
    • glossseealso — A cross-reference from one glossentry to another
    • glossterm (db.glossterm) — A glossary term
    • holder — The name of the individual or organization that holds a copyright
    • honorific — The title of a person
    • imagedata (db.imagedata) — Pointer to external image data
    • imagedata (db.imagedata.mathml) — A MathML expression in a media object
    • imagedata (db.imagedata.svg) — An SVG drawing in a media object
    • imageobject — A wrapper for image data and its associated meta-information
    • imageobjectco — A wrapper for an image object with callouts
    • important — An admonition set off from the text
    • index — An index to a book or part of a book
    • indexterm (db.indexterm.endofrange) — Identifies the end of a range associated with an indexed term
    • indexterm (db.indexterm.singular) — A wrapper for an indexed term
    • indexterm (db.indexterm.startofrange) — A wrapper for an indexed term that covers a range
    • info (db.info) — A wrapper for information about a component or other block[5.0]
    • informalequation — A displayed mathematical equation without a title
    • informalexample — A displayed example without a title
    • informalfigure — A untitled figure
    • informaltable — A table without a title
    • inlineequation — A mathematical equation or expression occurring inline
    • inlinemediaobject — An inline media object (video, audio, image, and so on)
    • issuenum — The number of an issue of a journal
    • itemizedlist — A list in which each entry is marked with a bullet or other dingbat
    • itermset — A set of index terms in the meta-information of a document
    • jobtitle — The title of an individual in an organization
    • keyword — One of a set of keywords describing the content of a document
    • keywordset — A set of keywords describing the content of a document
    • label — A label on a question or answer
    • legalnotice — A statement of legal obligations or requirements
    • line — A line of dialogue or other form of communication[5.0 Publishers]
    • lineage — The portion of a person's name indicating a relationship to ancestors
    • linegroup — A grouping of lines in dialogue or other form of communication[5.0 Publishers]
    • link — A hypertext link
    • listitem — A wrapper for the elements of a list item
    • literal — Inline text that is some literal value
    • literallayout — A block of text in which line breaks and white space are to be reproduced faithfully
    • mathphrase — A mathematical phrase that can be represented with ordinary text and a small amount of markup
    • mediaobject — A displayed media object (video, audio, image, etc.)
    • member — An element of a simple list
    • multimediaparam — Application specific parameters for a media player[5.1]
    • note — A message set off from the text
    • olink — A link that addresses its target indirectly
    • optional — Optional information
    • orderedlist — A list in which each entry is marked with a sequentially incremented label
    • org — An organization and associated metadata[5.0]
    • orgdiv — A division of an organization
    • orgname — The name of an organization
    • otheraddr — Uncategorized information in address
    • othercredit — A person or entity, other than an author or editor, credited in a document
    • othername — A component of a person's name that is not a first name, surname, or lineage
    • pagenums — The numbers of the pages in a book, for use in a bibliographic entry
    • para — A paragraph
    • part — A division in a book
    • partintro — An introduction to the contents of a part
    • person — A person and associated metadata[5.0]
    • personblurb — A short description or note about a person
    • personname — The personal name of an individual
    • phone — A telephone number
    • phrase (db.phrase) — A span of text
    • pob — A post office box in an address
    • poetry — A container for poetry[5.0 Publishers]
    • postcode — A postal code in an address
    • preface — Introductory matter preceding the first chapter of a book
    • primary — The primary word or phrase under which an index term should be sorted
    • printhistory — The printing history of a document
    • procedure — A list of operations to be performed in a well-defined sequence
    • productname — The formal name of a product
    • productnumber — A number assigned to a product
    • pubdate — The date of publication of a document
    • publisher — The publisher of a document
    • publishername — The name of the publisher of a document
    • qandadiv — A titled division in a qandaset
    • qandaentry — A question/answer set within a qandaset
    • qandaset — A question-and-answer set
    • question — A question in a qandaset
    • quote (db.quote) — An inline quotation
    • releaseinfo — Information about a particular release of a document
    • remark — A remark (or comment) intended for presentation in a draft manuscript
    • result — A wrapper for identifying the results of a procedure or step[5.1]
    • revdescription — A extended description of a revision to a document
    • revhistory — A history of the revisions to a document
    • revision — An entry describing a single revision in the history of the revisions to a document
    • revnumber — A document revision number
    • revremark — A description of a revision to a document
    • row (db.row) — A row in a table
    • secondary — A secondary word or phrase in an index term
    • section — A recursive section
    • see — Part of an index term directing the reader instead to another entry in the index
    • seealso — Part of an index term directing the reader also to another entry in the index
    • seriesvolnums — Numbers of the volumes in a series of books
    • set — A collection of books
    • setindex — An index to a set of books
    • shortaffil — A brief description of an affiliation
    • sidebar — A portion of a document that is isolated from the main narrative flow
    • simpara — A paragraph that contains only text and inline markup, no block elements
    • simplelist — An undecorated list of single words or short phrases
    • simplesect — A section of a document with no subdivisions
    • spanspec — Formatting information for a spanned column in a table
    • speaker — Designates a person who is giving a speech or lecture[5.0 Publishers]
    • state — A state or province in an address
    • step — A unit of action in a procedure
    • stepalternatives — Alternative steps in a procedure
    • street — A street address in an address
    • subject — One of a group of terms describing the subject matter of a document
    • subjectset — A set of terms describing the subject matter of a document
    • subjectterm — A term in a group of terms describing the subject matter of a document
    • subscript — A subscript (as in H₂O, the molecular formula for water)
    • substeps — A wrapper for steps that occur within steps in a procedure
    • subtitle — The subtitle of a document
    • superscript — A superscript (as in x², the mathematical notation for x multiplied by itself)
    • surname — An inherited or family name; in western cultures the last name
    • table — A formal table in a document
    • task — A task to be completed
    • taskprerequisites — The prerequisites for a task
    • taskrelated — Information related to a task
    • tasksummary — A summary of a task
    • tbody (db.cals.tbody) — A wrapper for the rows of a table or informal table
    • term — The word or phrase being defined or described in a variable list
    • termdef — An inline definition of a term
    • tertiary — A tertiary word or phrase in an index term
    • textdata — Pointer to external text data
    • textobject — A wrapper for a text description of an object and its associated meta-information
    • tfoot — A table footer consisting of one or more rows
    • tgroup — A wrapper for the main content of a table, or part of a table
    • thead (db.cals.thead) — A table header consisting of one or more rows
    • tip — A suggestion to the user, set off from the text
    • title — The text of the title of a section of a document or of a formal block-level element
    • titleabbrev — The abbreviation of a title
    • info (db.titleforbidden.info) — A wrapper for information about a component or other block without a title[5.0]
    • info (db.titleonly.info) — A wrapper for information about a component or other block with only a title[5.0]
    • info (db.titleonlyreq.info) — A wrapper for information about a component or other block with only a required title[5.0]
    • info (db.titlereq.info) — A wrapper for information about a component or other block with a required title[5.0]
    • toc — A table of contents
    • trademark — A trademark
    • uri — A Uniform Resource Identifier
    • variablelist — A list in which each entry is composed of a set of one or more terms and an associated description
    • varlistentry — A wrapper for a set of terms and the associated description in a variable list
    • videodata — Pointer to external video data
    • videoobject — A wrapper for video data and its associated meta-information
    • volumenum — The volume number of a document in a set (as of books in a set or articles in a journal)
    • warning — An admonition set off from the text
    • wordasword — A word meant specifically as a word and not representing anything else
    • xref — A cross reference to another part of the document
    • year — The year of publication of a document