Re: omf, xml

Am Don, 2002-05-09 um 02.35 schrieb John Fleck:
> On Wed, 2002-05-08 at 17:16, Matthias Clasen wrote:
> > 
> > 2. What to do to make gtkdoc-mkhtml cope with Docbook XML:
> > 
> > - change gtk-doc.dcl to be the XML declaration
> > 
> > - adjust SGML_CATALOG_FILES to include the docbook xml catalog,
> >   typically named CATALOG.db3xml, but make sure that it is not the first
> >   catalog in SGML_CATALOG_FILES containing an uncommented SGML_DECL
> >   declaration. Otherwise jade will try to parse the DSSSL stylesheets 
> >   using the XML declaration, which doesn't work.
> >    
> An alternative approach worth considering here would be to use
> xmlcatalogs and xsltproc to do the same job.

But this needs to be coded first. The intent of my mail was to confirm
that we can switch to XML without having to replace the backend for HTML

Here is how I would like to attack the install-docbook-xml issue:

1) Add --output-format option to gtkdoc-mkdb to optionally write xml 
  (similar to the patch that started this thread)
2) Add --input-format option to gtkdoc-mkhtml to optionally read xml
  (make it use the right SGML declaration)
3) Convert glib, pango, atk, gtk API docs to XML.
  (my last mail contained a list of non-XML constructs which are
   likely to need purging)
4) Figure out how to install the xml so that it can be used by the gnome2
   help infrastructure.
5) Solve the cross-document linking problem for the installed xml either
   - at install time, using the fixxref approach
   - at display time, using olink support in the viewer (currently 
     nonexisting, I guess) 
6) Later: consider replacing jade by xsl-based tools in gtkdoc-mkhtml.

Does this sound reasonable ? If there are no objections, I would like to 
go ahead with 1) - 3). John can probably explain what needs to be done
for 4).


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