The <frontmatter> element contains the material that precedes the main body of a document. It might include items such as an abstract, a preface, and various types of book lists such as a <toc>, <tablelist>, or <figurelist>.

Content models

See appendix for information about this element in OASIS document type shells.


- map/topicref bookmap/frontmatter


See the example in <bookmap>.


The following attributes are available on this element: Universal attribute group, Attributes common to many map elements, @outputclass, @keyref, and @query from Topicref element attributes group. This element also uses @scope, @format, and @type from Link relationship attribute group.

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