Chapter 1.  The Selfdocbook (XML edition) itself

The Selfdocbook (XML edition) is a self-documenting introduction to DocBook DocBook (XML) book. It includes its own DocBook XML source in the appendix, and so can be used to learn DocBook by example.

You can get a copy of the Selfdocbook (XML edition) in various ways; presumably you already know one of them since you are reading the Selfdocbook (XML edition) right now. Here are the choices:

You can use the Selfdocbook (XML edition) to learn DocBook by example: if you see something that you want to know how to do, you can simply flip to Appendix A, DocBook XML source to find out how it is done.

I learned DocBook from the excellent book DocBook: The Definitive Guide by O'Reilly Associates, also available online. It is probably a good idea to have a glance through that in order to get more of an overview than this book provides.

This Selfdocbook (XML edition) was built on 18 December 2003.