DocBook 5.1: The Definitive Guide  (Version 1.5.3 for DocBook 5.1)


personname — The personal name of an individual.


personname ::= [-]


The personname identifies the personal name of an individual.

Processing expectations

May be formatted inline or as a displayed block, depending on context.


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


<article xmlns=''>
<title>Example personname</title>

<para>Starting in DocBook 4.2, personal names, like
can be marked-up inline.</para>


Starting in DocBook 4.2, personal names, like Albert Einstein can be marked-up inline.