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biblioset — A “raw” container for related bibliographic information


Content Model

biblioset ::=


Common attributes





Parameter Entities

The following parameter entities contain biblioset:

Parameter Entities


BiblioSet is a “raw” 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 BiblioEntry for an article in a journal, you might use two BiblioSets to wrap the fields related to the article and the fields related to the journal.

Processing expectations

Formatted as a displayed block.

BiblioSets are “raw.” They contain a database-like collection of named fields. It is the responsibility of the processing system to select elements from within a BiblioSet, present them in the correct order, and add all punctuation.

There is no expectation that a system will present all of the fields in a BiblioSet or that they will be displayed in the order in which they occur.

Correct formatting of BiblioSets is an interchange issue. See Appendix F, Interchanging DocBook Documents.

Future Changes

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



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

See Also

biblioentry, bibliomisc, bibliomixed, bibliomset.


<!DOCTYPE biblioentry PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook XML V4.1.2//EN"
  <biblioset relation='journal'>
    <title>XML: Principles, Tools, and Techniques</title>
      <publishername>O'Reilly &amp; Associates, Inc.</publishername>
  <biblioset relation='article'>
    <title>A Guide to XML</title>
    <copyright><year>1997</year><holder>ArborText, Inc.</holder></copyright>

For additional examples, see also bibliography.