Re: [OT] DocBook tools on Win32?
- Vince Negri wrote:
> I decided recently to find out about SGML and DocBook, and unsurprisingly[...]
> would find it useful to have some tools that convert a DocBook file into
> HTML/rtf/TeX whatever...
Bringing this into relation with Vim: I have been wondering if the on-line
help should be written in Docbook. That would allow it to be converted into
various formats with existing tools. Except that for producing the on-line
help text a new filter would be required.
This would be especially useful for the user manual, which is yet to be
written. If a conversion from Docbook to on-line help text would be created,
would it be a good idea to go this way?
This has been suggested before, but the lack of conversion from Docbook to
on-line help has been the bottleneck. So long as this doesn't exist it won't
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- On 3/04/01 at 10:56:10, Bram Moolenaar wrote:
> Bringing this into relation with Vim: I have been wondering if the on-lineThe idea does not sound bad - but you should consider that DocBook
> help should be written in Docbook. That would allow it to be converted into
> various formats with existing tools. Except that for producing the on-line
> help text a new filter would be required.
really is quite huge. You will most probably want to specify a heavily
reduced subset of the specification.
Also remember that writing DocBook with non-specialized tools can be
quite cumbersome. I do it with Vim, of course, but SGML (or rather XML,
which is, I think, the now-preferred format) can be wordy. Think of:
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