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Re: if SGML is so great...
- To: Gregory Leblanc <>, "'Stein Gjoen'" <>,
- Subject: Re: if SGML is so great...
- From: "Greg Ferguson" <>
- Date: Thu, 4 May 2000 11:41:59 -0400
- In-Reply-To: Gregory Leblanc <GLeblanc@cu-portland.edu> "RE: if SGML is so great..." (May 4, 8:17am)
- Resent-Date: Thu, 4 May 2000 11:43:13 -0400 (EDT)
- Resent-Message-ID: <hX2BAD.A.wqH.FqZE5@murphy>
On May 4, 8:17am, Gregory Leblanc wrote:
> Subject: RE: if SGML is so great...
> > > There is also a tag-quick-reference table that Norm (Walsh,
> > author of
> > > DocBook: TDG) and Leonard Muellner put together...
> > >
> > > DocBook V3.1 Quick Reference
> > > http://www.nwalsh.com/docbook/defguide/qr/quickref.htm
> > >
> > > lists <tag> and <brief description> only; but quite handy for
> > > quick look-ups.
> > I have the feeling this is DocBook DTD as opposed to the
> > LinuxDoc DTD, am I right? If so I'd like a similar reference
> > guide for the LinuxDoc DTD. Last night I took a long hard look
> > in the docs for SGMLTools and did not find what I needed there.
> Yep, that's DocBook. I think that the only such reference for the
> LinuxDocDTD is the DTD itself. If you're using an RPM based
> distribution, then 'rpm -ql sgmltools' will give you a listing
> where you can probably find the DTD itself.
Mark covers some of this in the HOWTO-HOWTO : "Getting Started with
LinuxDoc", but it's not exactly what you are looking for.
We could/should put something like this together and put it in
the HOWTO-HOWTO...quick ref tag guide for LinuxDoc and DocBook.
> > Finally there is no <manpage> like tag in the mapping nor in the
> > above mentioned references. A HOWTO reference tag would also be
> > nice.
> I think <refentry> is the DocBook tag, but I'm not 100% sure on that;
> I'm fairly confident that LinuxDoc doesn't have anything useful for
> man pages.
Correct on both accounts.
> As for the HOWTO reference tag, what do you mean? Godoy and I have
> talked about getting a special document type for the LDP called
> HOWTO, but I'm not sure if he made any progress on that. I'm not
> sure if you're looking for something different in it's markup
> capabilities, or just in name.
NO! I'm strongly opposed to extending the vanilla DocBook DTD!!
Please let's stick to the standard. <article> should work just fine
for any and all HOWTOs; if not, then go with <book> as your
top-level container element. DocBook is such a rich, full-featured
DTD, I can't really see us needing anything beyond what it already
offers (at this point anyway).
Certainly extend the DSSSL stylesheets, if so desired, to give a
"LDP-look" to the derived HTML/print outputs -- but for processing
purposes, document exchange, author convenience, and many other
reasons -- let's stick with the stock DocBook DTD.
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