DocBook Future

  • the first betaversion of DocBook V5.0 was released three weeks ago

    • improved validation thanks to RELAX NG + Schematron based schemas

    • DTD and W3C XML Schema are also provided for legacy tools

    • simplified several content models

    • all DocBook elements are now in a namespace

    • every element can work as a link (XLink)

  • new XSLT 2.0 based version of the DocBook XSL stylesheets is under development

    • no need for extensions, pure XSLT 2.0 code

    • advanced things like profiling or internationalized indexing are enabled by default