15-day Public Review for #DocBook V5.1 - ends September 18th

The OASIS DocBook TC members [1] have produced an updated Committee Specification Draft (CSD) and submitted this specification for 15-day public review:

DocBook Version 5.1
Committee Specification Draft 02 / Public Review Draft 02
19 August 2015

Specification Overview:

DocBook is a general purpose [XML] schema particularly well suited to books and papers about computer hardware and software (though it is by no means limited to these applications).

The Version 5.1 release introduces assemblies for topic-oriented authoring. It also addresses a selection of bugs and feature requests.

The Technical Committee provides the DocBook 5.1 schema in other schema languages, including W3C XML Schema and an XML DTD, but the RELAX NG Schema is the normative schema.

TC Description:

The DocBook Technical Committee maintains the DocBook family of schemas.

Public Review Period:

The public review starts 04 September 2015 at 00:00 UTC and ends 18 September 2015 at 23:59 UTC. The specification was previously submitted for public review [2].

This is an open invitation to comment. OASIS solicits feedback from potential users, developers and others, whether OASIS members or not, for the sake of improving the interoperability and quality of its technical work.

URIs:
The prose specification document and related files are available here:

HTML (Authoritative):
http://docs.oasis-open.org/docbook/docbook/v5.1/csprd02/docbook-v5.1-csp...

PDF:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/docbook/docbook/v5.1/csprd02/docbook-v5.1-csp...

Editable source:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/docbook/docbook/v5.1/csprd02/docbook-v5.1-csp...

RELAX NG schemas:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/docbook/docbook/v5.1/csprd02/schemas/rng/

Schematron schemas:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/docbook/docbook/v5.1/csprd02/schemas/sch/

XML Catalog:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/docbook/docbook/v5.1/csprd02/schemas/catalog.xml

NVDL schema:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/docbook/docbook/v5.1/csprd02/schemas/docbook....

DocBook V4.x conversion tools:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/docbook/docbook/v5.1/csprd02/tools/

ZIP distribution files (complete):

For your convenience, OASIS provides a complete package of the prose specification and related files in a ZIP distribution file. You can download the ZIP file here:

http://docs.oasis-open.org/docbook/docbook/v5.1/csprd02/docbook-v5.1-csp...

Additional information about this specification and the OASIS DocBook TC may be found on the TC's public home page located at:

http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/docbook/

Comments may be submitted to the TC by any person through the use of the OASIS TC Comment Facility which can be accessed via the button labeled "Send A Comment" at the top of the TC public home page, or directly at:

http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/comments/form.php?wg_abbrev=docbook

Feedback submitted by TC non-members for this work and for other work of this TC is publicly archived and can be viewed at:

http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/docbook-comment/

All comments submitted to OASIS are subject to the OASIS Feedback License, which ensures that the feedback you provide carries the same obligations at least as the obligations of the TC members. In connection with this public review of 'DocBook Version 5.1', we call your attention to the OASIS IPR Policy [3] applicable especially [4] to the work of this technical committee. All members of the TC should be familiar with this document, which may create obligations regarding the disclosure and availability of a member's patent, copyright, trademark and license rights that read on an approved OASIS specification.

OASIS invites any persons who know of any such claims to disclose these if they may be essential to the implementation of the above specification, so that notice of them may be posted to the notice page for this TC's work.

========== Additional references:

[1] OASIS DocBook TC
http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/docbook/

[2] Previous public reviews:

- 30-day public review, 23 March 2015: https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/members/201503/msg00005.html
- Comment resolution log: http://docs.oasis-open.org/docbook/docbook/v5.1/csprd01/docbook-v5.1-csp...

[3] http://www.oasis-open.org/policies-guidelines/ipr

[4] http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/docbook/ipr.php
https://www.oasis-open.org/policies-guidelines/ipr#s10.2.3
RF on Limited Terms

Associated TC: 
DocBook