biblioset — A raw container for related bibliographic information.


biblioset ::=


Common attributes and common linking attributes.

Additional attributes:

  • relation


A 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.

A biblioset is raw. It contains 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 C, Interchanging DocBook Documents.


Common attributes and common linking attributes.

any attribute

Any attribute in any other explicit namespace


Identifies the relationship between the bibliographic elemnts


These elements contain biblioset: biblioentry, bibliomixed, bibliomset, biblioset, info (, info (, info (, info (, info (


The following elements occur in biblioset: *:*, abbrev, abstract, acronym, address, artpagenums, author, authorgroup, authorinitials, bibliocoverage, biblioid, bibliomisc, bibliomset, bibliorelation, biblioset, bibliosource, citebiblioid, citetitle, collab, confgroup, contractnum, contractsponsor, copyright, coref, cover, date, dcterms:abstract, dcterms:accessRights, dcterms:accrualMethod, dcterms:accrualPeriodicity, dcterms:accrualPolicy, dcterms:alternative, dcterms:audience, dcterms:available, dcterms:bibliographicCitation, dcterms:conformsTo, dcterms:contributor, dcterms:coverage, dcterms:created, dcterms:creator, dcterms:date, dcterms:dateAccepted, dcterms:dateCopyrighted, dcterms:dateSubmitted, dcterms:description, dcterms:educationLevel, dcterms:extent, dcterms:format, dcterms:hasFormat, dcterms:hasPart, dcterms:hasVersion, dcterms:identifier, dcterms:instructionalMethod, dcterms:isFormatOf, dcterms:isPartOf, dcterms:isReferencedBy, dcterms:isReplacedBy, dcterms:isRequiredBy, dcterms:isVersionOf, dcterms:issued, dcterms:language, dcterms:license, dcterms:mediator, dcterms:medium, dcterms:modified, dcterms:provenance, dcterms:publisher, dcterms:references, dcterms:relation, dcterms:replaces, dcterms:requires, dcterms:rights, dcterms:rightsHolder, dcterms:source, dcterms:spatial, dcterms:subject, dcterms:tableOfContents, dcterms:temporal, dcterms:title, dcterms:type, dcterms:valid, edition, editor, emphasis (db.emphasis), firstterm (db._firstterm), firstterm (db.firstterm), footnote, footnoteref, foreignphrase (db.foreignphrase), glossterm (db._glossterm), glossterm (db.glossterm), issuenum, itermset, keywordset, legalnotice, mediaobject, meta (db.meta.content), meta (db.meta.empty), org, orgname, othercredit, pagenums, person, personblurb, personname, phrase (db.phrase), printhistory, productname, productnumber, pubdate, publisher, publishername, quote (db.quote), releaseinfo, revhistory, revnumber, seriesvolnums, subjectset, subscript, subtitle, superscript, title, titleabbrev, volumenum, wordasword.

See Also

Related elements: biblioentry, bibliomisc, bibliomixed, bibliomset.


 1 |<bibliography xmlns=''>
   |<title>Example biblioset</title>
 5 |  <abbrev>Walsh97</abbrev>
   |  <biblioset relation='journal'>
   |    <title>XML: Principles, Tools, and Techniques</title>
   |    <publisher>
   |      <publishername>O'Reilly &amp; Associates, Inc.</publishername>
10 |    </publisher>
   |    <biblioid class='issn'>1085-2301</biblioid>
   |    <editor><personname>
   |      <firstname>Dan</firstname><surname>Connolly</surname>
   |    </personname></editor>
15 |  </biblioset>
   |  <biblioset relation='article'>
   |    <title>A Guide to XML</title>
   |    <author><personname>
   |      <surname>Walsh</surname><firstname>Norman</firstname>
20 |    </personname></author>
   |    <copyright><year>1997</year><holder>ArborText, Inc.</holder></copyright>
   |    <artpagenums>97-108</artpagenums>
   |  </biblioset>
25 |