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Subject: SGML to XML: Should I switch? How to switch?

This is my first post. I have tried to browse the mail-archive, the
FAQ list, Google, with no luck. Apology, if this message should
be posted to "docbook" or worse, it has been answered several

I have been using DocBook SGML for a while with Debian tools
(and  recently with Ubuntu). It works, and nothing is needed to
be fixed, except the infamous questions like: "Why not XML?"
Frankly, my answer is that I have no idea why to switch and
how to switch?!

May I know where to find detailed information about these
issues? I have got two types of issues.

First, how much do I need to convert my current headers.
A typical "main.sgml" would look like this following:
<!DOCTYPE book PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook V4.2//EN" [
        <!ENTITY % ec0 SYSTEM "c0/c0.ent">
        <!ENTITY % ec1 SYSTEM "c1/c1.ent">

whereas "c0.ent" might look like this following:
<!ENTITY c0  SYSTEM "c0/c0.sgml">
<!ENTITY c01 SYSTEM "c0/c01.sgml">
<!ENTITY c02 SYSTEM "c0/c02.sgml">

Second, how would the command lines look like?
Usually in Debian/Ubuntu, it will be like this following:
% rm -f c9/c93-indeks.sgml HTML.index
% collateindex.pl -N -o c9/c93-indeks.sgml
% sgmltools -b onehtml -j "-V html-index" main.sgml
% collateindex.pl -o c9/c93-indeks.sgml HTML.index
% sgmltools -b pdf main.sgml

Thank you for any clues/URLs.

* "DOCBOOK: sgml vs xml"

* "DocBook and XML" http://www.docbook.org/tdg5/en/html/appb.html

* "SX" http://www.jclark.com/sp/sx.htm


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