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Re: Inconsistencies in DDP home page

Adam Di Carlo <apharris@burrito.onshore.com> writes:
> > Changing subject: is there any plan to move from the Debiandoc-SGML
> > markup to DocBook?  My understanding is that SGML-tools team did
> > already the move for version 2.0.
> I don't think there are any plans to do so.  I think for linuxdoc it
> made sense to move to docbook.  For Debian, I don't think there is any
> such need.  We're a tight-knit, specialized group.  For instance, we
> have a <package> tag, but that's not to be found (clearly) in docbook.
> Of course, we could easily extend docbook to have our tags that we
> like, but... you just have to ask why.  Docbook is a big, scary,
> complex DTD.  Debiandoc-SGML is small, simple, and cute.  Docbook +
> jade doesn't produce quality (IMHO) ASCII, nor nroff, nor info pages.
> However, if you would like to mess around with DSSSL, a good starting
> point might be making an HTML stylesheet for debiandoc DTD.  It
> shouldn't be too hard.  It would be a fun alternate formatting
> mechanism.  I'm sure Ardo would be curious (albeit skeptical).


Please don't get me wrong:  I've always had an open mind on moving to
DocBook, but it should justify the needs.  And if someone wants to
play with alternative output generators, please go ahead.  Some good
"competition" is never bad. ;-)


Ardo van Rangelrooij
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