Re: Giving up on XML

Subject: Re: Giving up on XML
From: Sean Wheller <sean -at- inwords -dot- co -dot- za>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2007 11:12:28 +0200

On Friday 16 March 2007 11:02, Edgar D' Souza wrote:
> A lot of us TWs do callouts in Word and Frame. Before trying to jump
> to DocBook, we want to know whether we can do certain familiar things
> like callouts in Docbook directly, or whether we have to do the markup
> in the bitmap itself and just include the image.

Well yes you can, but you would have to program it.

Although docbook does have a callout mechanism that helps you annotate code
listings :-)

My suggestion with images where you need callouts is to use SVG and then
dynamically build the output formats such as PNG at build time. This way you
can also include SVG directly into the docbook mediaobject and save on doing
the source editing and exporting.

Just my two cents worth.

Sean Wheller
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