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bibliomset — A “cooked” container for related bibliographic information


Mixed Content Model

bibliomset ::=


Common attributes






BiblioMSet is a “cooked” wrapper for a collection of bibliographic information.

The purpose of this wrapper is to assert the relationship that binds the collection. For example, in a BiblioMixed entry for an article in a journal, you might use two BiblioMSets to wrap the fields related to the article and the fields related to the journal.

Processing expectations

Formatted as a displayed block.

BiblioMSets are “cooked.” In addition to named fields, they can contain interspersed #PCDATA to provide punctuation and other formatting information.

The processing system is generally expected to present each and every element in the set, all interspersed #PCDATA, in the order in which it occurs.

Future Changes

AuthorBlurb and Affiliation will be removed from the inline content of BiblioMSet in DocBook V4.0. A new wrapper element will be created to associate this information with authors, editors, and other contributors.

Future Changes

BiblioSet will be removed from the content model of BiblioMSet. Allowing a “raw” container inside a “cooked” one confuses processing expectations.


These elements contain bibliomset: bibliomixed, bibliomset.



Relation identifies the relationship between the various elements in the BiblioMSet.

See Also

biblioentry, bibliomisc, bibliomixed, biblioset.


<!DOCTYPE bibliomixed PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook XML V4.1.2//EN"
  <bibliomset relation='article'>
    <surname>Walsh</surname>, <firstname>Norman</firstname>.
    <title role='article'>Introduction to Cascading Style Sheets</title>.
  <bibliomset relation='journal'>
    <title>The World Wide Web Journal</title> 
    <publishername>O'Reilly &amp; Associates, Inc.</publishername> and
    <corpname>The World Wide Web Consortium</corpname>.
    <pubdate>Winter, 1996</pubdate></bibliomset>.

For additional examples, see also bibliography.