Re: debiandoc to docbook conversion situation full review (1st try)
On Mon, Dec 16, 2002 at 05:13:26AM -0600, Adam DiCarlo wrote:
> Osamu Aoki <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Actually, I mean a settable XSL parameter. I know for a fact that
> XSLT has such parameters and we should exploit them. I'm quite sure
> with proper use of XSL we can expurgate any of this pre-processing.
If someone knows how, I wish that this will be overwritten with proper
approach. I never studied XSL myself.
> > I an now switching between book and article.
> I noticed that. It seems gross. Is this really necessary? Not really
> very familiar with XSL, but I'm sure it can know whether the root
> document instance is a book or article in the code itself? You've got
> your style in two places (article.xml and book.xml) and I'm sure you
> don't have to, and this makes it harder to maintain.
I can not agree more with you. I saw article.xml and book.xml in
Phillip's original source getting inconsistent. I know it is wrong tool
to use cpp but easiest method (as I called it as "hack" because I
thought it was not elegant).
Well not it is in CVS where any DD can commit, any volunteer?
After fixing what we can do within debian-doc, it may be best to ask
debian-sgml or debian-devel for help.
Two more piece of puzzle are:
1) output generation framework (stylesheet customization for debian)
-- choice of framework
2) encoding change ISO-8859-1 -> UTF-8
-- converstion of üt; etc.
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