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Re: DocBook/XML summary

From: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org, Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
Subject: Re: DocBook/XML summary
Date: 2006-07-16 18:56:59
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Josh Berkus wrote:
> Peter, Josh,
> 
>>> - XML editing tools are more widely available.  (Totally unconfirmed
>>> assumption; I'm happy with what I have.)
>> Most XML tools I have ran into also support SGML.
> 
> Like which?   I've been completely unable to find any tools more sophisticated 
> than Emacs+SGML that support SGML adequately to work on the PostgreSQL docs, 
> while there are literally dozens of XML editors ... including some GUI 
> editors ... which support DocBook XML.

Bluefish, Kate, Wordperfect. Wordperfect is likely the best Docbook 
editor I have ever seen.

> 
> I have yet to see *any* tool for SGML which does more than validate tags.  The 
> goal of DocBook XML would be to attract new Doc contributors (like *me*) by 
> allowing them to use tools which to not require them to spend more time 
> tagging their text than writing it.

I admit that I might have a different need then most people, as I am way 
more familiar with docbook then I ever cared to be. I can just use Joe ;)

Sincerely,

Joshua D. Drake



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