A PDF version of this document is available for download from Sagehill Enterprises. DocBook Consulting Services available. The author of this book is available. ▻Print, PDF, HTML, slides, Help files. XSL-FO. ▻ PDF and PostScript. ▻ HTML Help. ▻ JavaHelp. ▻ man pages .. DocBook XSL: The Complete Guide. Bob Stayton's DocBook XSL: The Complete Guide—a reference., official (4th Edition)() To generate a html/pdf/docbook manual from this, a.

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A PDF version of this document is available for download from Sagehill Enterprises. DocBook Consulting Services available. The author of this. Bob Stayton's DocBook XSL: The complete guide. . docbook43/ims/ 1. TCC DocBook Stylesheets. A how-to guide for people who want publish DocBook XML files using the DocBook XSL stylesheets. Provides the details you need to gain.

Tex, even it is rather old, does not have very simple tools to process it.

Texinfo also requires a tedious manual editing. Texinfo can be - theoretically - converted to DocBook by makeinfo. But the interest of DocBook is in separating data and presenting, the possibility to create automatically documents, and the ability to generate documents from databases.

You can also process the data in several ways extracting, multiple views, etc How to use DocBook? Below is a working example of a complete XML document.

The 'flavor' used to write these tags is XML. The other 'flavor' would be SGML which is not greatly different.

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Most people believe that SGML is deprecated. Thus documentation in Debian is currently converted to XML.

Even if you have not yet used XML you should not have much trouble. Style sheets To create the output document from your XML input you also need a style sheet. Basically XSLT describes how to convert one document into another. Usually you will not need to know how style sheets look.

We will use the free 'xsltproc' program for that purpose. Yelp is the the Gnome Help format.

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Find an appropriate tag in the master list. Refer to the tag's documentation to find out how to correctly use it.

That's all there is to it. It's about the same as learning HTML: learn the basics in the first few minutes, and keep a reference handy to learn more as needed.

Depending on how much you know about XML, there can be a few surprises, but the DocBook website clearly defines valid parent and child relationships for each and every tag, and each entry for each tag provides big blocks of examples.

Semantics Finally, DocBook is important because it provides data about your data.

2. What is DocBook ?

DocBook tags aren't meant to dictate a style over your content, but to classify the information you are trying to convey. DocBook tags provide semantic meaning to your words.

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The glitch was live on its website for several days before the obvious error was noticed and corrected. Classifying the information you write is important now and as technology develops.

Create your first DocBook document the easy way Here's a quick and easy way to get started with DocBook. This method emphasizes learning DocBook tags and syntax rather than building a complex and flexible tool chain. Open a text editor. Use whatever text editor you are most comfortable with, as long as it can save plain text files.Book details Author: Published in: Publication date: Full Name Comment goes here.

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