Et minimalt eksempel

<!DOCTYPE book PUBLIC"-//OASIS//DTD DocBook V4.1//EN"[]>
<book>
 <title>
Outlining a DocBook Project
</title>
  <chapter id="introduction">
 <title>
Introduction
</title>
<para>
With DocBook, your world gets clearer. <emphasis>Bergen Linux User Group</emphasis> leads the way.
</para>
</chapter>
</book>

Transformeres med

peter@tosh:~/example1$ jade -t sgml -d ../htmlout.dsl -V nochunks ../docbook-example00.sgml >example00-plain.html
og gir resultatet example00-plain.html, eller med et annet stylesheet: example00-cooked.html