First public review of Version 5.2 - ends May 3rd
OASIS and the OASIS DocBook TC are pleased to announce that The DocBook Schema Version 5.2 is now available for public review and comment.
This update continues the evolution of the DocBook XML schema.
The documents and related files are available here:
The DocBook Schema Version 5.2
Committee Specification Draft 01
08 February 2023
Editable source (Authoritative):
Relax NG schemas: https://docs.oasis-open.org/docbook/docbook/v5.2/csd01/rng/
Schematron schemas: https://docs.oasis-open.org/docbook/docbook/v5.2/csd01/sch/
XML catalog: https://docs.oasis-open.org/docbook/docbook/v5.2/csd01/catalog.xml
NVDL schemas: https://docs.oasis-open.org/docbook/docbook/v5.2/csd01/
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The public review starts 04 April 2023 at 00:00 UTC and ends 03 May 2023 at 23:59 UTC.
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