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Subject: Re: DOCBOOK-APPS: XSL from DocBook refEntry -> man

On Tue, Jul 10, 2001 at 10:38:05AM +0800, Rafael R. Sevilla wrote:
> You can't use XSL stylesheets to generate man pages, not without a lot of
> klugery anyhow.  XSLT is designed to transform XML documents into other
> XML documents, and any attempt to make XSLT generate non-XML output is
> extremely troublesome, and in some cases XSLT will not allow you to make
> certain output constructions that you need to do because they violate the
> rules of XML.

However, defining an XML vocabulary and writing a simple SAX filter to
map to the real *roff syntax is fun and the right way to do it.

The idea is that the first face shown to people is one they can readily
accept - a more traditional logo. The lunacy element is only revealed
subsequently, via the LunaDude. [excerpted from the Lunatech Identity Manual]

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