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Subject: Re: DOCBOOK-APPS: variablelist attributes

Tom writes:

I need to convert docbook sgml 4.1 documents to manpage format. The
docbook-to-man program is creating ugly *roff format, especially in the
OPTIONS section. I've looked at another company's sgml, and they get nicer
format from using the "termlength" attribute on <variablelist> and "remap"
on <term>. The values for each attribute seem somewhat arbitrary, and I
don't know where they get defined.

I know this isn't the answer you were hoping for, but I had nothing but
problems with Steve Cheng's docbook2man program.  We've had much better
luck with XML. Martijn van Beers and Tim Waugh have produced an excellent
tool set in db2man, and it's available as part of the 1.53.0 DocBook XSL

Dennis Grace

Information Developer
IBM Linux Technology Center
(512) 838-3937  T/L 678-3937  cell: (512)-296-7830

There are only 10 kinds of people in the world: those who understand binary
and those who don't.

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