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Re: if SGML is so great...
- To: Gregory Leblanc <>
- Subject: Re: if SGML is so great...
- From: Stein Gjoen <>
- Date: Thu, 04 May 2000 20:53:54 +0200
- Resent-Date: Thu, 4 May 2000 14:54:38 -0400 (EDT)
- Resent-Message-ID: <lMmyd.A.qJD.ldcE5@murphy>
Gregory Leblanc wrote:
> Finally, back to the real work. :-)
> > From: Stein Gjoen 
> > Greg Ferguson wrote:
> > > On May 3, 9:39am, Gregory Leblanc wrote:
> > > > > Jorge Godoy wrote:
> > > > > > Stein Gjoen <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > > > > Interesting. How is it rendered, or is it at all?
I guess Ihave to read raw mapping files...
> > > > > More importantly, where can I look to find out myself where
> > > > > the tags are described without wading through masses of
> > > > > incomprehensible datafiles?
> > > >
> > > > http://www.docbook.org/ The last part of DocBook: TDG is a
> > > > comprehensive listing of all of the DocBook tags, with
> > descriptions,
> > > > examples, and some incomprehensible datafile stuff, which
> > I usually
> > > > ignore. I've considered buying the book, but it's FAR more useful
> > > > online than it would be a a desk reference for me.
> > > > Greg
> > These details should go into a doc for authors, perhaps the
> > HOWTO-HOWTO. I do not have continuous access to the Internet
> > to look up these things so an on-disk reference would be
> > handy. From what I hear from others I am not alone in this
> > situation.
> > > 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.
I use LinuxDoc from a DEB package. I used find and grep to locate
the files but that is not optimum.
Also online docs are not anoption when I write and that is the
situation for many others too. I need useful docs on my disk.
> > 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.
> 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.
My large reply crashed here so I'll rewrite it later. In summary
I feel we need more tags for our specific needs. SGML is
scalable and extensible, right?
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