biblioid — An identifier for a document.


biblioid ::= [-]


Common attributes and common linking attributes.

Additional attributes:

  • Exactly one of:
    • class (enumeration)
      • “doi”
      • “isbn”
      • “isrn”
      • “issn”
      • “istc”
      • “libraryofcongress”
      • “pubsnumber”
      • “uri”
    • All of:
      • class (enumeration)
        • “other”
      • otherclass (NMTOKEN)

Required attributes are shown in bold.


A bibliographic identifier, such as an ISBN number, Library of Congress identifier, or URI.

This element supersedes the isbn, issn, and pubsnumber elements.


The linking attributes will be removed from biblioid in DocBook V6.0. They are inappropriate for an element that's intended to be simply an identifier.

Processing expectations

Formatted inline. Sometimes suppressed.


Common attributes and common linking attributes.


Identifies the kind of bibliographic identifier

Enumerated values:

A digital object identifier.


An international standard book number.


An international standard technical report number (ISO 10444).


An international standard serial number.


An international standard text code.


A Library of Congress reference number.


A publication number (an internal number or possibly organizational standard).


A Uniform Resource Identifier


Identifies the nature of the non-standard bibliographic identifier


These elements contain biblioid: biblioentry, bibliomixed, bibliomset, biblioset, info (db.info), info (db.titleforbidden.info), info (db.titleonly.info), info (db.titleonlyreq.info), info (db.titlereq.info), merge.


The following elements occur in biblioid: text, abbrev, acronym, alt, anchor, annotation, biblioref, coref, date, emphasis (db._emphasis), firstterm (db._firstterm), footnote, footnoteref, foreignphrase (db._foreignphrase), glossterm (db._glossterm), indexterm (db.indexterm.endofrange), indexterm (db.indexterm.singular), indexterm (db.indexterm.startofrange), inlinemediaobject, link, olink, phrase (db._phrase), quote (db._quote), remark, replaceable, subscript, superscript, trademark, wordasword, xref.