Re: How prevalent is DocBook?

Subject: Re: How prevalent is DocBook?
From: Janice Gelb <janiceg -at- marvin -dot- eng -dot- sun -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 29 Mar 2002 09:04:00 -0800 (PST)

In article 584bec67 -at- posting -dot- google -dot- com, rocketdoglv -at- earthlink -dot- net (Les Bonser) writes:
>Okay, so our team of three technical writers is split. One doesn't
>care what we do, one wants to write our own DTD, and I'm sort of
>leaning toward DocBook. My reasons for leaning that way are
>several-fold: 1) possible use at future employers (it'd look good on
>the ol' resume), 2) out-of-the-box support by the tools we're looking
>at (XMetaL and Epic), and 3) industry-standard.

We based our DTD on DocBook and spent about a year and a
half in meetings to trim it down significantly to meet our
own documentation requirements and structure. Only now,
probably about 6 years later, are we at the point where we
might have to consider, after very stringent examination,
incorporating a deviation or two.

Janice Gelb | Just speaking for me, not Sun.
janice -dot- gelb -at- eng -dot- sun -dot- com |

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