Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] Docbook. Developed by O'Reilly?
On Sun, January 29, 2012 3:01 pm, Christopher R. Maden wrote: > On 01/29/2012 03:20 AM, davep wrote: >> " DocBook <http://docbook.sourceforge.net/>is an XML standard for >> documents, developed byOâ??Reilly <http://oreilly.com/>as a means of >> making their publishing process more efficient." >> >> How to re-write history? > > Originally, yes, along with HaL. The public identifier -//HaL and > O'Reilly//DTD DocBook... may look familiar to some. (The apostrophe in > the public identifier gave DynaText conniptions.) The Davenport Group > came later. Yes, it's not that she's rewritten history, just elided much of the middle of the story. As it says in TDG : DocBook is more than 15 years old. It began in 1991 as a joint project of HaL Computer Systems and O?Reilly & Associates (as O?Reilly Media, Inc. was then called). Its popularity grew, and eventually it spawned its own maintenance organization, the Davenport Group. In mid-1998, maintenance moved to a Technical Committee of the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS). Most of the links on the history page  on the DocBook wiki now no longer resolve but the one to a 1999 short history of DocBook  still works. Regards, Tony Graham firstname.lastname@example.org Consultant http://www.mentea.net Mentea 13 Kelly's Bay Beach, Skerries, Co. Dublin, Ireland -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- XML, XSL-FO and XSLT consulting, training and programming  http://www.docbook.org/tdg5/en/html/ch01.html  http://wiki.docbook.org/DocBookHistory  http://www.xml.com/pub/a/1999/10/docbook/docbook-making.html