DocBook Publishers Updates

Volume 14, Issue 26; 24 Jun 2011

Announcing DocBook Publishers V1.1b1 and a special edition of DocBook 5: The Definitive Guide for the Publishers Schema.

Last week, I updated the DocBook Publishers customization so that it would customize the current beta of DocBook V5.1. I've published that version on

I also did significant violence to the build process for DocBook 5: The Definitive Guide so that I could build custom versions for the Publishers schema.

The custom versions (for 1.0 and 1.1b1) contain only the elements that appear in the Publishers schema and have the correct content models and attributes for those elements.

Unfortunately, you'll still find references to elements that only appear in full DocBook in both the prose and particularly the examples. I'm working on that.

The whole enterprise should be considered beta at best. But it'll improve over time.