Re: A way to edit debiandoc-sgml
On Sat, 1 Apr 2000, Marcin Owsiany wrote:
> I barely know anything about debiandoc SGML.
> However i'm looking for some information on how to edit documents written in
> it. (I want to translate the Debian installation manual)
Do you know HTML? Debiandoc is just like HTML with a different set of
tags. (They are both applications of SGML)
> I don't know how does emacs make editing of such documents easier (does it
> hide the markup??). I tried to teach myself emacs a few times, with little
> success - how to use the 'modes' is a great mystery to me.
Emacs gives you syntax-hilighting, formatting and validation. If you have
installed the psgml package, opening up an SGML document should put you in
the right mode. Stephane Bortzmeyer wrote a Debian SGML HOWTO but I don't
know the URL offhand.
> I would like to find some nice (preferably 'best') way to edit such
> documents. If emacs is the only one, then I probably need to start exploring
> it once again..
It's just text. You can use any editor really. And if you're just doing
translations, for the most part you can just ignore the tags.
Jaldhar H. Vyas <email@example.com>