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DocBook Demystification HOWTO

Eric Raymond


Revision History
Revision v1.6 2010-09-14 Revised by: esr
Major update. dblatex actually works for PDF production. Describe asciidoc.
Revision v1.5 2006-10-13 Revised by: esr
Major update. Getox seems to be dead, FOP a bit further along.
Revision v1.4 2004-10-28 Revised by: esr
Minor update and license change.
Revision v1.3 2004-02-27 Revised by: esr
Add pointers to two editors.
Revision v1.2 2003-02-17 Revised by: esr
Reorder to defer references to SGML until after it has been introduced.
Revision v1.1 2002-10-01 Revised by: esr
Correct inadvertent misrepresentation of FSF's position. Added pointer to the DocBook FAQ.
Revision v1.0 2002-09-20 Revised by: esr
Initial version.

This HOWTO attempts to clear the fog and mystery surrounding the DocBook markup system and the tools that go with it. It is aimed at authors of technical documentation for open-source projects hosted on Linux, but should be useful for people composing other kinds on other Unixes as well.

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