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Re: DocBook upgrade

From: "Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)hub(dot)org>
To: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
Cc: pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: DocBook upgrade
Date: 2002-01-19 21:30:01
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Let me know what you need me to install ...

On Fri, 18 Jan 2002, Peter Eisentraut wrote:

> Briefly after we open the floodgates for 7.2+1 I would like to upgrade our
> documentation sources to use DocBook 4.1.  There are three reasons for it:
> - Some better markup for cases that currently look really ugly.
> - The available stylesheets tend to not handle 3.1 correctly in some
>   cases.
> - We can start exploring XML/XSL-based toolchains.  DocBook XML doesn't
>   exist for versions prior to 4.0.
> The change will effectively amount to changing the version number at the
> very top of the top-level files (book-decl.sgml and postgres.sgml), and
> possibly fixing some markup that has been deprecated.
> At that time, your processing tools will start complaining that they can't
> resolve the public identifier for "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook V4.1//EN" or some
> such.  Basically, what you need to do is install the V4.1 DTD in the same
> way that 3.1 was installed.  Instructions for this are contained in our
> documentation.  I'll be happy to assist if you can't get it to work.
> --
> Peter Eisentraut   peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net
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