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

/ "Rafael R. Sevilla" <sevillar@team.ph.inter.net> was heard to say:
| 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.

XSLT supports output to text files in addition to XML, so converting
to *roff is within the realm of possibility. Just how hard it is to do
is going to depend greatly on how unconstrained you allow the input
refentrys to be.

                                        Be seeing you,

Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com>      | certain: adj., insufficiently
http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/ | analyzed
Chair, DocBook Technical Committee |

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