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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] improve DocBook's HTML output

On Wed, Dec 2, 2009 at 1:12 PM, Mauritz Jeanson <mj@johanneberg.com> wrote:
> |  -----Original Message-----
> |  From: Bob Stayton
> |
> |  I have had a long standing goal to modernize the HTML output
> |  from the
> |  DocBook XSL stylesheets. We have too many instances of
> |  hardcoded styles like
> |  <b> and other transgressions of modern HTML practice.
> One important point is to ensure that 100% valid and conformant output can
> be generated (both HTML and XHTML). Sometimes that is harder than it should
> be.

I don't think that generating valid HTML needs to be a short-term
goal. My suggestion would be to focus first on clean & valid XHTML
output, then decide how much more work (if any) it would take to
create valid HTML.

> And perhaps someone has an opinion on the claim that the current (X)HTML
> output suffers from "div-itis" (excessive use of <div> elements). See
> http://backtobase.wordpress.com/2007/06/20/docbook-is-not-making-my-life-eas
> ier/.

I don't find this a very concerning opinion at this time.


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