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Subject: The DocBook Schema v5.2 from the DocBook TC approved as a Committee Specification

OASIS Members and other interested parties,

OASIS is pleased to announce that The DocBook Schema Version 5.2 from the OASIS DocBook TC [1] has been approved as an OASIS Committee Specification.

Almost all computer hardware and software developed around the world needs some documentation. For the most part, this documentation has a similar structure and a large core of common idioms. The community benefits from having a standard, open, interchangeable vocabulary in which to write this documentation. DocBook has been, and will continue to be, designed to satisfy this requirement. For more than 25 years, DocBook has provided a structured markup vocabulary for just this purpose. DocBook Version 5.2 continues the evolution of the DocBook XML schema.

This Committee Specification is an OASIS deliverable, completed and approved by the TC and fully ready for testing and implementation.

The DocBook Schema Version 5.2
Committee Specification 01
19 July 2023

Editable source (Authoritative):

Relax NG schemas: https://docs.oasis-open.org/docbook/docbook/v5.2/cs01/rng/
Schematron schemas: https://docs.oasis-open.org/docbook/docbook/v5.2/cs01/sch/
XML catalog: https://docs.oasis-open.org/docbook/docbook/v5.2/cs01/catalog.xml
NVDL schemas: https://docs.oasis-open.org/docbook/docbook/v5.2/cs01/

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

Members of the DocBook TC [1] approved this specification by Special Majority Vote. The specification had been released for public review as required by the TC Process [2]. The vote to approve as a Committee Specification passed [3], and the document is now available online in the OASIS Library as referenced above.

Our congratulations to the TC on achieving this milestone and our thanks to the reviewers who provided feedback on the specification drafts to help improve the quality of the work.

========== Additional references:
[1] OASIS DocBook TC

[2] Public review history:

[3] Approval ballot:
OASIS...Setting the standard for open collaboration

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