Norman Walsh, Sun Microsystems, Inc.�<Norman.Walsh@Sun.COM>
DocBook EBNF Document Type is a modular superset of DocBook XML V4.2. It is a DocBook extension to support Extended Backus-Naur Form (EBNF) productions.
This is a working draft constructed by the editor. It is not an official committee work product and may not reflect the consensus opinion of the committee.
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DocBook is general purpose document type particularly well suited to books and papers about computer hardware and software (though it is by no means limited to these applications).
DocBook EBNF is an extension to provide support for Extended Backus-Naur Form (EBNF) productions.
The Version 1.1 release is based on [DocBook V4.2].
The DocBook Technical Committee welcomes bug reports and requests for enhancement (RFEs) from the user community. The current list of outstanding requests is available through the SourceForge tracker interface. This is also the preferred mechanism for submitting new requests. Old RFEs, from a previous legacy tracking system, are archived for reference.
The key words must, must not, required, shall, shall not, should, should not, recommended, may, and optional in this Working Draft are to be interpreted as described in [RFC 2119]. Note that for reasons of style, these words are not capitalized in this document.
To use this module, specify the public and system identifiers of this module in your document type declaration. For example, to use this module to write a book, use the following document type declaration:
<!DOCTYPE book PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook EBNF Module V1.1CR1//EN" "http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/xml/ebnf/1.1CR1/dbebnf.dtd">
Naturally, you can include an internal subset if you wish.
To incorporate this module into a higher-level customization layer, use the public and system identifiers of this module in your customization layer. For example:
<!DOCTYPE % docbookebnf PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook EBNF Module V1.1CR1//EN" "http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/xml/ebnf/1.1CR1/dbebnf.dtd"> %docbookebnf;
This release updates DocBook EBNF to be a customization of DocBook XML V4.2.
There are no substantive changes to the EBNF-specific markup.
The following individuals were members of the committee during the formulation of this Working Draft:
Nancy (Paisner) Harrison
Norman Walsh (Chair, Editor)
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[XML] Tim Bray, Jean Paoli, C. M. Sperberg-McQueen, and Eve Maler, editors. Extensible Markup Language (XML) 1.0 Second Edition. World Wide Web Consortium, 2000.
[RFC 2119] IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force). RFC 2119: Key words for use in RFCs to Indicate Requirement Levels. S. Bradner. 1997.
[DocBook V4.2] Norman Walsh, editor. The DocBook Document Type: Version 4.2. OASIS, 2002.
[EBNF] ISO/IEC 14977:1996, Information Technology -- Syntactic Metalanguage -- Extended BNF, ISO/IEC, 1996.
[RFC 2234] IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force). RFC 2234: Augmented BNF for Syntax Specifications: ABNF. D. Crocker and P. Overell. 1997.