Re: Docbook 5.x

From: Jürgen Purtz <juergen(at)purtz(dot)de>
To: pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Docbook 5.x
Date: 2017-02-28 09:50:55
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Hello Alexander,

On 28.02.2017 09:55, Alexander Law wrote:
> Hello Peter,
> 16.11.2016 14:30, Alexander Law wrote:
>> So It seems, now we can continue the move to XML.
>> I'd suggest to move in several steps.
>> Please see the attached scripts.
>> The main script is It performs all the
>> conversion and checks whether the html output is the same.
>> I suggest to split conversion in three commits.
>> Commit#0 is for manual corrections - it replaces "<" with "&lt;" and
>> so on in some sgml's and it doesn't affect the build or outputs.
>> It needed just for the next step - automatic conversion. These
>> changes to sgml's are countable and observable.
>> Commit#1 performs conversion of all SGML's to make them compatible
>> with XML (as much as possible). (Thanks to Jurgen for his
>> script.)
>> These changes to sgml's are massive, but they are produced
>> automatically, so we need just to check the script and make sure that
>> the output is the same.
>> After that commit we still can use SGML build.
>> And the last commit, commit#2 is for switching to XML. At that point
>> doc/src/sgml renamed to doc/src/xml, build environment modified and
>> cleaned, but changes in sgml/xml are minimal, so we can observe and
>> check them.
>> After the commit#2 we get all our docs in XML (DocBook 4.2) and can
>> build it just as we did with 'make html/man/...' before.
>> Maybe the commit#2 should be applied later, but commits #0 and #1 are
>> not intrusive and can be applied anytime.
> I've rebased previous patches for the current "10devel" version.
> Will we continue move to DocBook.XML?
> Are there any obstacles that may keep us from moving forward?
> Best regards,
> Alexander
the time gap between commit#1 and commit#2 shall be small as people may
create - in accordance with SGML - additional empty elements and shorttags.

The attached version of is cleaned up by elimination of
unused variables and some modifications in the comments.

Kind regards, Jürgen

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