revhistory — A history of the revisions to a document.



A 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 revisions: ascending order by date, descending order by date, and orders based on some other criteria are all equally acceptable.

Processing expectations

Formatted as a displayed block. A tabular or list presentation is most common.

The order of revisions within a revhistory (e.g., ascending or descending date order) is not mandated by DocBook.

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This element occurs in 82 elements.


The following elements occur in revhistory: info (, info (, revision, title, titleabbrev.


  1 <article xmlns=''>
  2 <title>Example revhistory</title>
  4 <revhistory>
  6 <revision>
  8   <date>1996-12-11</date>
 10   <revremark>Bug fixes</revremark>
 14   <revnumber>0.90</revnumber>
 16   <authorinitials>ndw</authorinitials>
      <revremark>First beta release</revremark>
 18 </revision>
 20 </revhistory>
 22 </article>
Revision History
0.9111 Dec 1996ndwBug fixes
0.9030 Nov 1996ndwFirst beta release
Last revised by Norman Walsh on 6 Jun 2011 (git hash: 6ffcc7640bbc5f852a318e452c9f210f03292cb9)