On 3/04/01 at 10:56:10, Bram Moolenaar wrote:
> 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.
The idea does not sound bad - but you should consider that DocBook
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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