Based on the feedback in email and at the TC meeting, here is a revised
version of the recommendation on how authors can map the removed
This content will end up in the DocBook V5.0 How-to as a table.
I believe I have captured the changes discussed in email and in the TC
meeting; if not, or if anyone has additional feedback, please let me
I plan to complete this by the middle of next week unless there are
concerns that need to be addressed.
The following elements were removed from DocBook V5.0 without direct
replacements: action, beginpage, highlights, interface, invpartnumber,
medialabel, modespec, structfield, structname. If you use one or more
of these elements, here are some suggestions as to how to re-code them
in DocBook V5.0.
Table 2. Recommended mapping for removed elements
Old name Recommended mapping
action Use <phrase remap="action">.
beginpage Remove: beginpage is advisory only and has tended to
cause confusion. A processing instruction or comment
should be a workable replacement if one is needed.
highlights Use abstract. Note that because highlights has a
content model, you may need to wrap contents in a para
interface Use one of the "gui" elements (guibutton, guiicon,
guilabel, guimenu, guimenuitem, or guisubmenu)
invpartnumber Use <biblioid class="other" otherclass="medialabel">.
The productnumber element is another alternative.
medialabel Use <citetitle pubwork="mediatype">, where mediatype
is the type of media being labeled (e.g., cdrom or dvd).
modespec No longer needed. The current processing model for olink
renders modespec unnecessary.
structfield, Use varname. If you need to distinguish between the two,
structname use <varname remap="structname or structfield">.