Re: Apache Forrest was re:giving up on XML

Subject: Re: Apache Forrest was re:giving up on XML
From: "Sean Hower" <hokumhome -at- freehomepage -dot- com>
To: "Sean Wheller" <sean -at- inwords -dot- co -dot- za>
Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2007 08:06:28 -0700

> Sean Wheller wrote:
> Nice but not really a good idea. I have contributed to Forrest in the part,
> improving some of the docbook stylesheets. That's grand, but it does not give
> you all the rich publishing features of docbook.

Correct. But as I said in the original post, _depending on your needs_ this might be a viable alternative to something as feature rich as DocBook. I suppose I should have said that Forrest is geared towards Web output...the pdf is a bonus output so to speak.

Again, though, before using Apache Forrest, one must understand their needs and determine if Forrest will meet those needs. If it doesn't, then move on to the next possibility.

I suppose my other motive for introducing this was to try to provide some kind of xml-based solution that was more accessible for beginners than DocBook. Something that can demonstrate possibilities...instead of headaches...quickly. ;-)

Sean Hower - communications specialist

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