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This article need a short overview of it's aim and a short introduction to DocBook format. The intro does not need to be short, just a few sentences that say what DocBook is and what is the scope of this article.--foxbunny 10:10, 17 November 2006 (PST)

Can the following raw, and horribly phrased intro, constitutes a starting point?
The desire to have a format that can be read by both humans and machines; Will be easy for humans to write in; Can be easily transformed to the many existing documents formats; Can be easily formatted to another, both similar but still distinct, shape, has led to writing the docbook package. Basically, it allows to convert very few high level documentation formats into many lower level formats by applying different formatting files.
Regid (talk) 01:50, 20 June 2021 (UTC)