Edit online

DocBook 5 Document Type (Framework)

DocBook is a very popular set of tags for describing books, articles, and other prose documents, particularly technical documentation. DocBook provides a vast number of semantic element tags, divided into three broad categories: structural, block-level, and inline. DocBook content can then be published in a variety of formats, including HTML, PDF, WebHelp, and EPUB.

File Definition

A file is considered to be a DocBook 5 document when the namespace is http://docbook.org/ns/docbook.

Default Document Templates

There are a variety of default DocBook 5 templates available when creating new documents from templates and they can be found in: Framework Templates > DocBook 5 > DocBook 5.0 and Framework Templates > DocBook 5 > DocBook 5.1.

New document templates for both DocBook 5 documents are located in the [OXYGEN_INSTALL_DIR]/frameworks/docbook/templates/Docbook5.0 folder.

New document templates for both DocBook 5.1 documents are located in the [OXYGEN_INSTALL_DIR]/frameworks/docbook/templates/Docbook5.1 folder.

Default Schema for Validation and Content Completion

The default schema that is used if one is not detected is docbookxi.rng and it is stored in [OXYGEN_INSTALL_DIR]/frameworks/docbook/5.0/rng/ (or for DocBook 5.1 in [OXYGEN_INSTALL_DIR]/frameworks/docbook/5.1/rng/). Other types of schemas for various DocBook versions are also located in various folders inside the [OXYGEN_INSTALL_DIR]/frameworks/docbook/ directory.

Default CSS

The default CSS files used for rendering DocBook content in Author mode is stored in [OXYGEN_INSTALL_DIR]/frameworks/docbook/css/.

By default, these default CSS files are merged with any that are specified in the document. For more information, see Configuring and Managing Multiple CSS Styles for a Framework.

Transformation Scenarios

Oxygen XML Author includes numerous built-in DocBook transformation scenarios that allow you to transform DocBook 5 documents to a variety of outputs, such as WebHelp, PDF, HTML, HTML Chunk, XHTML, XHTML Chunk, and EPUB. Oxygen XML Author also includes a DocBook 5.1 transformation scenario for Assembly documents. All of them are listed in the DocBook 5 section in the Configure Transformation Scenario(s) dialog box.

For more information, see the DocBook Transformation Scenarios section.