This is a reference for the skin descriptor used in Doxia Sitetools, stored as META-INF/maven/skin.xml.

An XSD is available at:

<skin xmlns="" xmlns:xsi=""



The <skin> element is the root of the skin descriptor.

Element Type Description
prerequisites Prerequisites Describes the prerequisites in the build environment for using this skin.
encoding String Encoding of text content, like the Velocity template itself.


Describes the prerequisites a skin can have.

Element Type Description
doxia-sitetools String The minimum version of Doxia Sitetools required to use the resulting skin.
Default value is: 1.7.