DocBook XSL Stylesheets: Reference Documentation

Norman Walsh

The DocBook Project

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This is generated reference documentation for the DocBook XSL stylesheets. It is available in the following formats:

This is primarily documentation on the parameters and processing instructions you can use to control the behavior of the stylesheets.


This is purely reference documentation – not how-to documentation. For a thorough step-by-step how-to guide to publishing content using the DocBook XSL stylesheets, see Bob Stayton’s DocBook XSL: The Complete Guide, available online at

This document is divided into three sets of references: the first two sets provides user documentation; the third, developer documentation.

Table of Contents

DocBook XSL Stylesheets User Reference: Parameters
1. HTML Parameter Reference
2. FO Parameter Reference
3. Manpages Parameter Reference
4. Roundtrip Parameter Reference
5. Slides Parameter Reference
6. Website Parameter Reference
DocBook XSL Stylesheets User Reference: PIs
1. HTML Processing Instruction Reference
2. FO Processing Instruction Reference
3. manpages Processing Instruction Reference
4. Common Processing Instruction Reference
DocBook XSL Stylesheets Developer Reference
1. XSL Library Template Reference
2. Common Template Reference
3. Formatting Object Table Reference
4. Titlepage Template Stylesheet Reference