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Subject: DOCBOOK-APPS: Re: doclifter 1.0.0 released - converts man pages toDocBook

Michael Smith <smith@xml-doc.org>:
> Eric S. Raymond recently released v1.0.0 of doclifter, a Python 2.2
> utility that converts man pages and other troff/nroff/groff documents to
> DocBook XML and SGML. I wrote up a short news item about it:
>   http://xmlhack.com/read.php?item=1749

Hmmm...you wrote:

>Note that there is also a bug in part of the implementation that
>doclifter uses for dealing with ISO character entities: In some XML
>instances, it generates internal DTD subsets that include entity
>declarations which reference the SGML versions of the ISO
>character-entity sets instead of the XML versions.
>A workaround for the bug is simply to delete the ISO character entity
>declarations from generated XML documents. The declarations are
>actually redundant at best, because both the DocBook XML and SGML DTDs
>already reference the appropriate sets.

I don't think that's true.  When I doin't generate these, I see
"unknown entity" error messages.
		<a href="http://www.tuxedo.org/~esr/";>Eric S. Raymond</a>

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