DocBook 5: The Definitive Guide
The Official Documentation for DocBook
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: April 2010
Pages: 552

If you need a reliable tool for technical documentation, this clear and concise reference will help you take advantage of DocBook, the popular XML schema originally developed to document computer and hardware projects. DocBook 5.0 has been expanded and simplified to address documentation needs in other fields, and it's quickly becoming the tool of choice for many content providers.

DocBook 5: The Definitive Guide is the complete, official documentation of DocBook 5.0. You'll find everything you need to know to use DocBook 5.0's features-including its improved content model-whether you're new to DocBook or an experienced user of previous versions.

  • Learn how to write DocBook XML documents
  • Understand DocBook 5.0's elements and attributes, and how they fit together
  • Determine whether your documents conform to the DocBook schema
  • Learn about options for publishing DocBook to various output formats
  • Customize the DocBook schema to meet your needs
  • Get additional information about DocBook editing and processing
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Very detailed, but lacks info

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    • Difficult to understand
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    Comments about oreilly DocBook 5: The Definitive Guide:

    It's certainly the definitive guide to constructing a DTD and the base set of tags, but it really lacks one major thing: taking the user through creating and formatting a document. It's all nice and well to understand all the tag inheritance and syntax options, but if you can't actually write and format documents to see how the various tags look, it's really not a "definitive guide". If you could add just one working example of creating and formatting a plaintext and PDF document, it would dramatically improve this book.

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