RE: Help & Manual questions.

Subject: RE: Help & Manual questions.
From: "Broberg, Mats" <mabr -at- flir -dot- se>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 1 Dec 2005 15:12:00 +0100

Edwin wrote:

> Unless much has changed since I last looked, DocBook is a
> Document Type Definition (SGML and XML ), not a tool. As
> such, you can use the DocBook tag set to structure your
> content in SGML or XML, but converting it into PDF, HTML, and
> other outputs would require a tool chain that included
> parsers, style sheets and formatting objects.

I know it's a DTD and not a tool. Regarding the tool chain, there are
several editors that include a parser and FOP and generate PDF out of
the box.

> XML systems are more useful in more information repurposing
> projects with a highly granular defiition.

I beg to differ. Even with a granulation at chapter level (as I use in
my own XML system) you save large amounts of time and money using XML.

Best regards,
Mats Broberg
Technical Documentation Manager


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