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DocBook: The Definitive Guide and its derivative works are copyright © 2004-2019 Norman Walsh. Portions copyright © 1999-2010 O’Reilly Media, Inc.

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Table of Contents

DocBook 5: The Definitive Guide

There are different versions of the book. The most recent versions (for 5.1 and 5.2, at the time of this writing) are evolving (slowly) and get updated automatically. Pick a version!

DocBook: TDG 5.2.3
This version is currently in the development and testing stages.
DocBook: TDG 5.1
Documents DocBook V5.1.
DocBook: TDG 5.0
This is a version of the published book, possibly with some errata applied. In this version (and later online versions), the content models have been expanded with dynamic lists.
DocBook 4.5
This version purports to document OASIS Standard DocBook V4.5 with the additional EBNF, HTML Forms, MathML, and SVG modules.
DocBook: TDG 4.5 (unexpanded)
This version of the 4.5 book shows the parameter entities in the content models rather than the expanded content models.
DocBook: TDG 3.1
This is the online edition of the first edition of the book. It documents DocBook V3.1.

DocBook Publishers: The Definitive Guide

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DocBook Publishers 1.3.0 for DocBook V5.2
This version is currently in the development and testing stages.
DocBook Publishers 1.1.x for DocBook V5.1
DocBook 5.1 is in the process of becoming an OASIS Standard.
DocBook Publishers 1.0.x for DocBook V5.0
This version is based on the OASIS Standard DocBook V5.0.

Simplified DocBook: The Definitive Guide

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Simplified DocBook 0.9.0 for DocBook V5.2
This version is currently in the development and testing stages.

DocBook Slides: The Definitive Guide

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DocBook Slides 0.9.0 for DocBook V5.2
This version is currently in the development and testing stages.

DocBook Website: The Definitive Guide

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DocBook Website 0.9.0 for DocBook V5.2
This version is currently in the development and testing stages.