In most government and military environments, almost
every document produced will be assigned a security
classification (UNCLASSIFIED, SECRET, PROTECTED
This type of information is also present in many
corporate environments ("For Internal Use Only", "Trade
Secret", "No Not Distribute", etc.)
It would be very beneficial for docbook to support some
optional tags to specifiy security classification
information in the docbook "info" familiy of elements.
A few ideas for tag names could be "classification"
The tags should allow for a full name
(ex: "UNCLASSIFIED//For Official Use Only") and an
abbreviated name (ex: "U//FOUO").
The motivation for having a separate tag as opposed to
using a "legalnotice" tag or other is in the processing.
Often, every paragraph in a document will be classified
individually. In print, the paragraph will be prefixed with
the abbreviated classification. The entire document will
then be classified with the highest rating found within
the document (and displayed in the header and footer of
The specific formatting rules could perhaps be left to
customizers of the processor.
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