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Subject: Announce: DocBook V4.3b2 released

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Hello folks,

At the last TC meeting, I took an action[1] to begin assembling a
DocBook V4.3 release. The first attempt at that release is V4.3b2
(you didn't miss it, there never was a b1 release).

You can get V4.3b2 from




This release is experimental and has no normative standing.

The changes are summarized below. I think these are all the backwards
compatible changes approved by the TC since the 4.2 release, but I
haven't double-checked yet. (If you think I've missed something,
please let me know.)

- - Fix SDATA entity for euro
- - Related to RFE 514435: allow multiple refnamediv elements in refentry (2003 Jul)
- - Added function attribute to keycap for improved semantics (2003 Jul)
- - Related to RFE 679316: add orgname to inlines (2003 Jul)
- - RFE 698844: add PDF notation (2003 May)
- - RFE 705885: add namespace attribute to sgmltag (2003 May)
- - RFE 691762: add language attribute to verbatim environments (2003 May)
- - Allow HTML table models in addition to CALS or SOEx table models (2003 Apr)
- - RFE 573419: add bidirectional text override (2003 Apr)
- - RFE 565716: support for URI element (2003 Apr)
- - RFE 660044: support continuation and startinglinenumber on verbatims (2003 Feb)
- - RFE 655526: support modifier in funcprototype (2003 Feb)
- - RFE 582822: paramdef and varargs on funcprototype (2003 Feb)
- - RFE 638456: support translators (2003 Feb)
- - RFE 473365: choice attribute for paramdef (2003 Feb)
- - RFE 570068: new values for pubwork (2003 Jan)
- - Added xrefstyle (2002 Dec)

I don't have an updated spec to publish yet, nor have I gone through
the SF RFEs to close the implemented ones, but I will.

                                        Be seeing you,

[1] http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/docbook/200307/msg00188.html

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http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/ | pass away, perhaps tomorrow,
Chair, DocBook Technical Committee | perhaps a thousand years hence.
                                   | Neither it nor our love for it is
                                   | any the less valuable for that
                                   | reason.--John Passmore
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