DocBook V5.0b5

Volume 9, Issue 42; 12 Apr 2006; last modified 08 Oct 2010

The DocBook Technical Committee has published the fifth test release of DocBook V5.0.

This release includes a number of small edits designed to improve consistency in the schema and fix build bugs.

  1. Restored the class attribute on refmiscinfo (removing the type attribute introduced in V5.0b4). The class attribute is now an enumerated list with the standard otherclass extension point.

  2. Added parameter to db.technical.inlines. This allows parameter to occur in places like userinput and computeroutput.

  3. Allow XInclude elements in info elements (in the docbookxi schemas).

  4. Fixed bugs in the build process that resulted in broken DTD versions of beta 4 and earlier betas.

I expect to update DocBook 5: The Definitive Guide later this week or early next week.

I also expect to get V4.5 out for consideration as an OASIS Standard before the 15th of April.