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Subject: DocBook Technical Committee Meeting Minutes: 13 Nov 2019

DocBook Technical Committee Meeting Minutes: 13 Nov 2019


The DocBook Technical Committee met on Wednesday, 13 Nov 2019

(11am PDT, 12noon MDT, 1pm CDT, 2pm EDT, and 8pm CET)


1.         Roll call

    1. Larry Rowland
    2. Bob Stayton
    3. Scott Hudson
    4. Sabine Ocker

2.       Accept the minutes [1] of the previous meeting (14 Aug 2019)

a.       accepted

3. Next meeting: 11 Dec 2019

4. Review of the agenda. 

5. Review of open action items

a.   Extension for synopsis elements

            (Issue #111)

Larry to reply to submitter about refentry or section. DONE. User said our expectation is as he intended. The generalized version is acceptable.

Need ALL to test before we can have a proposal to vote on.


b. All to test the 5.2b07, plan to vote this meeting.

            Bob tested the changes. Scott minimally tested.


c. Bob to have Norm/Jirka document the integration process. CONTINUED. Norm and Bob are in process of pulling together the documentation.


d. ALL: start work on action items earlier. CONTINUED

e. Scott to send a reminder mid-month. CONTINUED

[still needs work!]

    1. (Issue #117 - allow info in listitem) All to test (add listitem from Aug 12 email to 5.2b07) and we can do email ballot or formal vote at next meeting.

                                                                           i.      Fold into the discussion of item 7.

6. Social media presence for DocBook

Purpose: To raise awareness of actions (votes, calls for information, etc.)

  1. Norm had posted an update, but nothing further to report.


7. Future of DocBook TC

            a. Scott: 7 issues open for DocBook for Publishers v1.1, want to see this through completion

            Larry: Library proposal should be included.

            Jirka: suggest planning v5.2 as a Committee Specification

ACTION: Bob to discuss process implications with OASIS


8. Review of Requests for Enhancement

To find a Github issue by number, enter the URL (on one line):



Open Issues (Note: items that have been accepted are still open

on Github until included in a release,

but they are not listed here):


71 license tag


78 Schema website should be updated


93 Diff between doc of resource element and Assembly schema


99 Add <endorsement> to <info>

Consider for Publishers.


100 DocBook 5.1 catalog.xml uses incorrect version


103 XML DTD of DocBook 5.1


112 refentry in sect1


111 DocBook Library (tentative name) - (Supercedes 107, 108, 109, 110; other issues closed by Scott 6/10).


112 refentry in sect 1 - Needs to be addressed in schema. (bug fix)
ACTION: Bob to request schema change to Jirka/Norm to add the fix.


117 Allow info in listitem 

associate some metadata with a listitem, but no place to put it.

VOTE: Bob moves to accept info in listitem for v5.2. Scott seconds. Unanimously approved.



[1] https://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/docbook-tc/201908/msg00005.html


[2] http://github.com/docbook/docbook/issues


Thanks and best regards,



Scott Hudson
Content Technology Strategist, DS&A Information and Knowledge Services

Jeppesen, A Boeing Company

55 Inverness Drive East

Englewood, CO 80112

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