This is a community project; it is not an official product of the DocBook Technical Committee.
Over the years, the notion of a "simple" DocBook subset has come up many times. It has been observed that the number of elements in DocBook can be a little overwhelming to the new user.
Simplified DocBook is a small subset of DocBook. The online summary shows just how small this subset is.
This DTD is an attempt to make a small subset of DocBook. The goals of this subset are:
Documents written in the subset must be 100% legal DocBook documents.
This subset for single documents (articles, white papers, etc.), so there's no need for books or sets, just 'articles'.
The markup should be the smallest practical subset, if you need richly structured markup, use full DocBook. In particular, the subset often selects a single element from a family of related elements; for example,
programlistingis provided, but
The DTD must work in online browsers (it's XML not SGML). It must be small enough to download more-or-less painlessly.
- 1.2CR1, 09 Mar 2006 (a customization of xml/4.5CR2)
- 1.1b3, 31 Mar 2004 (a customization of xml/4.3)
- 1.1CR2, 21 Oct 2004 (a customization of xml/4.3)
- 1.1CR1, 27 Jul 2004 (a customization of xml/4.3)