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Subject: Re: DOCBOOK-APPS: db2latex

Sebastian Rahtz a écrit :

> Peter Toft writes:
>  > What I *really* like to do - I guess this is what you
>  > have made - is to parse my SGML/DocBook to standard
>  > Latex code, which I can process to PS/PDF-files using
>  > the standard Tetex-packages getting a much nicer
>  > layout compared to what (pdf)jadetex provides for me
>  > today.
> If you want to do all your styling work in LaTeX, then forget DSSSL
> and all it stands for. Just write a very simple freestanding
> Docbook to LaTeX converter. I firmly believe that trying to marry bits
> of formatting and transformation in DSSSL with bits of styling in
> LaTeX is a recipe for awful confusion.
> Mind you, I think you are wrong. Going back to LaTeX is a retrograde
> dead-end step, IMHO.

I don't agree. It will be retrograde when the output formats are pretty
and customizable enough. Besides, db2latex is a kind of freestanding
Docbook to LaTeX converter, using XSL! Last, I don't see where confusion
is: Docbook gives the structure, and latex the expected intermediate
formatting output, even if it's true that latex is a mix of style and


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