Chapter 3. Changes to Core DocBook

The following content models from core DocBook have been customized to better support the needs of Publishers:

sidebar

Several publishers demonstrated a need to have nested sections within a sidebar. As a result, the sidebar model was modified to allow recursive section elements.

Sidebar was also modified to allow subtitle as well as title.

person

While not appropriate in technical documentation, several publishers requested that media objects (such as photos) be allowed within a person element. As a result, the person model was modified to include mediaobject.

org

While not appropriate in technical documentation, several publishers requested that media objects (such as logos) be allowed within an org element. The org element was modified to include mediaobject.

info

The various patterns defining info have been modified to allow either DocBook metadata OR Dublin Core metadata elements.

block-level patterns

The block-level patterns in the schema have been modified to allow the newly created elements: dialogue, poetry, drama.