revhistory — A history of the revisions to a document
RevHistory is a structure for documenting a
history of changes, specifically, a history of changes to the document
or section in which it occurs.
DocBook does not mandate an order for
ascending order by date, descending order by date, and orders based on
some other criteria are all equally acceptable.
Formatted as a displayed block. A tabular or list presentation is most common.
Due to a parameterization oversight in the DTD,
RevHistory is allowed in some outlandish places.
Still, it is not an inline, so it should not be used inside
Quotes. (Not to mention the truly outlandish places
In a future version of DocBook,
will be removed from these inline contexts.
The original intent for
RevHistory was simply to
document the history of changes to the document that contains it. In
keeping with this meaning, you are advised to limit its use to places
where bibliographic meta-information is allowed (the
One can argue that
RevHistory has broader
applicability for documenting changes to other systems as well, and in
light of this, it may become available in more contexts, but that has
not yet been decided.
These elements contain revhistory:
The following elements occur in revhistory:
<!DOCTYPE revhistory PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook XML V4.1.2//EN" "http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/xml/4.1.2/docbookx.dtd"> <revhistory> <revision> <revnumber>0.91</revnumber> <date>11 Dec 1996</date> <authorinitials>ndw</authorinitials> <revremark>Bug fixes</revremark> </revision> <revision> <revnumber>0.90</revnumber> <date>30 Nov 1996</date> <authorinitials>ndw</authorinitials> <revremark>First beta release</revremark> </revision> </revhistory>
For additional examples, see also