AW: advantages of docbook dtd

Subject: AW: advantages of docbook dtd
From: "Reng, Winfried" <winfried -dot- reng -at- msi-muenchen -dot- de>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 3 May 2000 10:03:25 +0200

Hi Dan,

Thanks for your mail. You seem to have your oppinions.

Why is Docbook the DTD from hell? Why are then more and
more companies using it?

I had a look at its elements, and of course there are
some that I wouldn´t use. However I don´t think that
this would make it unusable.

Thanks for your help,


>> Docbook is the DTD from hell.
> ====================================
> At 05:10 PM 5/2/00 +0200, Reng, Winfried wrote:
> >Hi,
> >
> >When I check web sites about SGML/XML there is always
> >the docbook DTD mentioned as a DTD that is used by
> >major software companies and now also in the Linux
> >documentation project.
> >
> >What are the advantages/disadvantages of it compared
> >to a DTD that was developped from scratch on?
> >Costs?
> >Ease of use?
> >Support of tools (editor, formatter etc.)?
> >Support of the DTD?
> >Need of changes?
> >Anything else?

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