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Re: DocBook V4.2

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Guillaume LELARGE <gleu(at)wanadoo(dot)fr>
Cc: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>, pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: DocBook V4.2
Date: 2003-06-16 23:38:00
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Can we still do <tag>text</> or do we need to spell out the full close
tag with </tag>?


Guillaume LELARGE wrote:
> Le Lundi 16 Juin 2003 14:51, vous avez ?crit :
> > We have planned several times to move to a new DocBook version, but always
> > postponed it.  I'd like to get it done this time.
> >
> > We are now beginning to run into trouble with the established toolchain
> > (particularly for print output), and there isn't much new development
> > happening, so I'd like to start trying out XML-based toolchains.  To do
> > that, we need to move to a DocBook version that is available as both SGML
> > (processed by OpenJade) and XML, which is the case for 4.x.  We can
> > convert SGML to XML automatically, so there are no syntax implications.
> >
> > Comments?
> I think it would be great news. XML Docbook is much easier to "read" and 
> understand. For example, it is of great value to a translator. I've 
> translated many howtos from the LDP and some guides. SGML Docbook is a good 
> wey to format a document, but XML is a much better one. And it allows anyone 
> to apply really simple xslt stylesheets with xsltproc (or saboltron or 
> something else). Doing it with DSSSL stylesheets is really hard.
> I'm in the process to create a french translation team and would be really 
> interested if all documents could be move to an XML docbook format. And I 
> could help you, if you need, to speed up the move.
> By the way, if any french people here are interested in translating postgresql 
> documents (manuals, faqs and techdocs) in french, please get in touch with 
> me.
> Thanks.
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