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Re: about accepted formats (Re: Simplified DocBook)
Some trimming of contents below...
Taketoshi Sano wrote:
> I've maintain the tool for LinuxDoc, but I don't object that
> the LDP prefers the DocBook (maybe XML in future) DTD.
I have linked to your page on Debian.org as a reference to LinuxDoc
for the upcoming submission to LWN.
Could I persuade you to add links to the included documentation and
sample files? I guess those end up in /usr(/share)/doc/linuxdoc/...
Currently there is very little available on LinuxDoc tools on
LinuxDoc.org or elsewhere.
> The reason I work on the LinuxDoc is just that it is required currently
> since the many documents use it yet, and there are authors who used to it
> and who wish to use it.
I am one of the satisfied users of LinuxDoc tools.
> I think that the most important thing in the documents is the contents.
> So if the information in it is useful, then I'd like to read it if it
> is provided only in text or html.
> For me,
> LinuxDoc: Old format, which can produce html/text/TeX(dvi,PS,PDF) etc.
> Mainly created for easy conversion to various output,
> because the readers of LDP wish to have documents in their
> prefered formats and the preference of them varies.
> Now only maintained for backward compatibility and bug fixes.
> pros: DTD will not change anymore, so no need to learn about DTD
> if you already know it.
> for LDP, to support this reduces the cost to convert many docs
> which currently use this DTD into newer DTD, and reduces the
> cost to learn the new DTD from the authors who knows this.
Also we could add compactness to this list, the tools are small,
a big plus for everyone running on small machines with old
distributions such as myself.
> cons: limited ability in the DTD itself and the design of the tool.
> no aggressive development, just bug-fixes (plus some i18n).
Perhaps I could persuade you to add a couple of new tags? Or rather
add in some of those used by Debian in that version of LinuxDoc?
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