[NewsRog] Re: Proposal for XML Docs

  • From: David Rey <tactica@xxxxxxx>
  • To: newsrog@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 07 Nov 2004 02:26:45 +0100

> Christian Hattemer :
>as the subject of my masters thesis was conversion of legacy HTML
>documents to XML in an as much as possible automated way I had
>the idea to do the same with the NR docs.

>The goal of the process is to convert the HTML pages into valid
>DocBook. Some of the benefits are that a consistent layout
>is ensured throughout the manual and that it allows to create a
>variety of output formats from a single source, e. g. HTML or PDF.
>There are a number of other projects, e. g. GIMP, that also use
>DocBook for their documentation.
>This version is broken in many ways, it's just the first run to
>evaluate opinions about this approach. Please let me know what
>you think about the idea.

I for one am interested in this, mostly because I was considering
to have an online version of the NR docs. Problem is, I don't see
any way to maintain this kind of documentation using AmigaOS. :(

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