Norm Walsh has posted the first candidate release of DocBook v5.0! We are getting very close to releasing the next generation of the DocBook standard.
You can download the new schema from: http://docbook.org/xml/5.0CR1/
There are a few outstanding issues we will be voting on in January, including:
- The creation of a new generic container as a sibling to chapter, etc. vs. creating an acknowledgements element at the same level
- Allowing info in HTML tables (they are allowed in CALS and would be useful for metadata)
- Allowing task to be a sibling of section