Norman Walsh, Sun Microsystems, Inc. <Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>
Simplified DocBook is a subset of DocBook. It is a a general purpose XML document type suited to articles about computer hardware and software (though it is by no means limited to these applications).
This is a working draft constructed by the editor. It is not an official committee work product and may not reflect the consensus opinion of the committee.
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DocBook is general purpose document type particularly well suited to books and papers about computer hardware and software (though it is by no means limited to these applications).
Simplified DocBook is an attempt to provide a proper subset of DocBook that is simultaneously smaller and still useful. Its original genesis was a desire to make 'the HTML subset of DocBook,' that is, a subset that had roughly as many tags as HTML and roughly the same descriptive power.
The Version 1.0 release is the first official release from the DocBook Technical Committee.
The DocBook Technical Committee welcomes bug reports and requests for enhancement (RFEs) from the user community. The current list of outstanding requests is available through the SourceForge tracker interface. This is also the preferred mechanism for submitting new requests. Old RFEs, from a previous legacy tracking system, are archived for reference.
The key words must, must not, required, shall, shall not, should, should not, recommended, may, and optional in this Standard are to be interpreted as described in [RFC 2119]. Note that for reasons of style, these words are not capitalized in this document.
This release fixes several DocBook incompatibilities.
Each of the changes made between V1.0b2 and V1.0CR1 is summarized here.
The footnoteref and xref elements were moved back into the %xref.char.class;. The %xref.char.class; was added to several other parameter entities.
The full CALS Table Model was selected instead of the XML Exchange Table Model.
The incorrect and unnecessary redefinition of the systemitem element was removed.
The following individuals were members of the committee during the formulation of this Standard:
Paul Grosso (prospective)
Nancy (Paisner) Harrison
Tim Teebken (prospective)
Norman Walsh (Chair, Editor)
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|Revision 1.0-CR1||05 Jun 2002||ndw|
|Candidate Release 1|
|Revision 1.0b2||08 Jan 2002||ndw|
|First beta release from the TC.|
[XML] Tim Bray, Jean Paoli, C. M. Sperberg-McQueen, and Eve Maler, editors. Extensible Markup Language (XML) 1.0 Second Edition. World Wide Web Consortium, 2000.
[RFC 2119] IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force). RFC 2119: Key words for use in RFCs to Indicate Requirement Levels. S. Bradner. 1997.