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Re: Blessing DocBook/XML for Debian documentation?

On Sat, Aug 20, 2005 at 11:44:39AM +0000, W. Borgert wrote:
> Hi,
> http://www.debian.org/doc/ddp says "We use DebianDoc SGML for
> our documents", and the policy says the same.  However, more
> and more documents in and for Debian are in fact written using
> DocBook/XML.  My plea is to officially allow DocBook/XML.
> (My personal reasons for preferring DocBook/XML:
> - more mainstream, used by many large projects
> - easy to generate *roff manual pages
> - good-looking PDFs using db2latex-xsl
> - I can use Emacs nxml-mode
> - WYSIWYG addicts can use the non-free editor XXE

or Conglomerate, who is in main ( apt-get install conglomerate )

> - supports images, tables, etc.
> - relatively good support for many languages
> YMMV, of course)
> What do you think?

That it is a good thing to go the XML way.

> My plea is to officially allow DocBook/XML.

How will the transcient look? ( How will the switch over look?)

Geert Stappers

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