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RE: LinuxDoc -> DocBook conversion tools
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- Subject: RE: LinuxDoc -> DocBook conversion tools
- From: "Scott Goodwin" <>
- Date: Tue, 2 May 2000 20:41:24 -0500
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- Resent-date: Tue, 2 May 2000 21:42:08 -0400 (EDT)
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Hmm...I had thought of writing a set of scripts to clean up the HTML, then
identify the places where I would substitute the appropriate HTML tags for
SGML tags, and iteratively move the docset closer and closer to DocBook. I
had found an html2sgml perl script that'll get me from HTML -> LinuxDoc
(though it needs some work).
I figured if I could get it to that point, and then translate it from
LinuxDoc -> DocBook, that would solve 80% of it -- the rest will require
I'm going to look into your suggestion of massaging it into XML and
applying a stylesheet. I'm new to SGML/XML, so I'm still at the bottom third
of my learning curve, but there's enough info on the net and in the O'Reilly
book to get me going.
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Subject: Re: LinuxDoc -> DocBook conversion tools
> I'm looking for a conversion tool that will take LinuxDoc format
> and convert it to DocBook format.
% sgmltools -b ld2db
The ld2db backend of SGMLtools drives a DSSSL stylesheet that converts
Linuxdoc to Docbook.
> I am converting a bunch of HTML docs into DocBook format. If anyone
> has any other suggestions or knows and easier way for me to do this,
> let me know.
I'd massage the HTML into something XML compliant (sgmlnorm might do the
and then apply an XSL transformation stylesheet.
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