Updated Thu, 02 Aug 2001

The official reference documentation for DocBook is DocBook: The Definitive Guide by Norman Walsh and Leonard Muellner. It is published by O'Reilly & Associates, Inc. and is also available online here.

The current online version is 1.0.3.

A Note on Book Version Numbers

The version number of the online book can be understood as follows: the first number is the edition of the printed book, the second number is the reprint number, and the third number is the online publishing number. So, version 1.2.3 is the third online edition of the second printing of the first edition of the book.

You can read the book online or download it in several forms:

The official homepage for DocBook: The Definitive Guide is http://docbook.org/.