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You can create a bibliography section in your document and populate it with bibliographic entries.
Your bibliographic entries can be of two types: raw or cooked. See the next section for more information.
Your set of entries can be numbered, or can use an abbreviation such as
You can cite (cross reference to) your bibliographic entries. In HTML output, these become hot links.
You can create a central datafile of bibliographic entries that a document can select entries from.
You can use the open source RefDB tool to manage and format bibliographic entries and references.
DocBook provides two approaches to entering bibliographic information, using two different elements.
Contains the mix of elements, text, and punctuation as you want it presented. The stylesheet formats elements but does not rearrange them. The term mixed is used here because this is mixed content of elements and text (PCDATA).
For consistency in your bibliography, it is usually best if you use one type or the other.
Each element can contain a wide variety of bibliographic elements, such as
publisher, etc. See DocBook: The Definitive Guide for complete documentation of the bibliographic elements.
You can number entries in your bibliography, or you can mark each with an abbreviation such as
[brody98]. You turn on numbering by setting the stylesheet parameter
bibliography.numbered to a nonzero value. To get abbreviations,
abbrev element as the first child
bibliomixed. It must be the
first child element, to indicate that the text
is to be presented first as a label to the bibliography entry. If
numbering is not turned on, and there is not an
abbrev element, then an entry's
xreflabel attribute or
id attribute is used as the
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