Field Lists

As previously discussed, field lists are sequences of fields marked up like this:

:fieldname: Field content

Sphinx provides custom behavior for bibliographic fields compared to docutils.

File-wide metadata

A field list near the top of a file is normally parsed by docutils as the docinfo which is generally used to record the author, date of publication and other metadata. However, in Sphinx, a field list preceding any other markup is moved from the docinfo to the Sphinx environment as document metadata and is not displayed in the output; a field list appearing after the document title will be part of the docinfo as normal and will be displayed in the output.

At the moment, these metadata fields are recognized:


The maximum depth for a table of contents of this file.

:tocdepth: 2

Nuevo en la versión 0.4.


If set, the web application won’t display a comment form for a page generated from this source file.


If set, warnings about this file not being included in any toctree will be suppressed.


Nuevo en la versión 1.0.