colophon

colophon — Text at the back of a book describing facts about its production.

Synopsis

colophon ::= [-]

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 colophon, if present, almost always occurs at the very end of a book. It contains factual information about the book, especially about its production, and includes details about typographic style, the fonts used, the paper used, and perhaps the binding method of the book.

Font geeks like Norm think every book should have one.

Processing expectations

Formatted as a displayed block.

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 colophon: article, book, part.

Children

The following elements occur in colophon: address, anchor, bibliolist, blockquote, bridgehead, calloutlist, caution, danger, db:stagedir, dialogue, drama, epigraph, equation, example, figure, formalpara, glosslist, important, indexterm (db.indexterm.endofrange), indexterm (db.indexterm.singular), indexterm (db.indexterm.startofrange), info (db.info), info (db.titleforbidden.info), informalequation, informalexample, informalfigure, informaltable, itemizedlist, literallayout, mediaobject, note, orderedlist, para, poetry, procedure, qandaset, remark, revhistory, sidebar, simpara, simplelist, simplesect, subtitle, table, task, tip, title, titleabbrev, variablelist, warning.

Examples

<book xmlns='http://docbook.org/ns/docbook'>
<title>Example colophon</title>

<colophon>
<para>Draft versions of the first edition of this book were produced
with the DocBook DSSSL Stylesheets. Final production was performed
with Troff.</para>
<para>XSLT and XSL were used to produce the second edition.</para>
</colophon>

</book>
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