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Subject: DOCBOOK: Re: Which Variant of DocBook (SGML or XML)?

Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com> writes:

> To the greatest extent possible, there are no differences between the
> two versions. With an eye to the future, if you have no SGML legacy,
> you should use the XML version.

With the XML version you're not able to detect "errors" like


XML lacks inclusion/exlusion exceptions.  Once available, a SCHEME based
validation process might help.  Maybe, a DTD based validation isn't
strong enough for your purposes; in this case you'll have to wait for
a schema implementation.

Marked sections are missing, too.

> Note that you can process the XML version with either XSL or DSSSL
> (because XML is SGML).  (And you could, in theory, process the SGML
> version with XSL too, if someone would write an SGML-based XSLT
> processor.

Isn't it enough to run `sgmlnorm' and `sx' on any SGML document?  I'm
not aware of an XSLT processor which requires an XML schema.

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