Re: New recruit, help needed in choosing project

On 1/11/06, Brent Smith <gnome nextreality net> wrote:
> >
> > I'm starting to get out of my depth here, so what I
> > say next could be total rubbish. :)
> > What I have gathered from looking up DocBook specs and
> > tutorials is that is *used* to be that, but has since
> > been rewritten in terms of XML.
> >
> This is correct.  SGML is a different set of rules than
> XML, although it is very similar.  For example in SGML
> you can end a tag with <tag></>, where in XML this is
> illegal..
> Also, docbook SGML used to be converted to PDF or HTML
> using jade, which uses DSSSL stylesheets.  Nowadays we
> use docbook XML and convert to HTML via XSL stylesheets
> and to PDF through XSL-FO.

This still does not change the fact that DocBook does provide
something in addition to general XML syntax - namely, it provides
DocBook XML DTD and some entities, used by all DocBokk XML files (in
particular, by all GNOME documentation).

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