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Subject: Re: DOCBOOK: Problems creating pdf file of tdg

On Wed, Feb 06, 2002 at 12:58:27PM +0100, Kraa de Simon wrote:
> I would not mind buying a copy of TDG...
> It's just that I'm a bit worried about the fact that I cannot publish a pdf
> copy of TDG at this point.
> I made some docbook xml files myself and could convert them successfully to
> pdf format.
> I'm afraid that once the xml files become more complex (like TDG) I will get
> into trouble.
> My question is:
> Are the problems that I'm experiencing because the docbook-xsl-1.48 is not
> "in sync" with the current TDG xml files from CVS and the docbook dtd it is
> using? (TDG is using the EBNF Module version 1.0 (or 1.2?) which is an
> extension to DocBook XML V4.1.2 It adds support for EBNF (extended
> Backus-Naur form) diagrams)
> In other words:
> Will I get into trouble if I use 'standard' docbook dtd 4.1.2 and docbook
> xsl 1.48?

For HTML output, the standard docbook DTD and XSL
stylesheets are solid and ready for production quality.
Many people are publishing the HTML output today.

For print output, you'll have to 'manage' your expectations
until the FO processors improve.  They work ok for
technical reviews, for example, but I wouldn't schedule the
production of a print book that must meet high standards of
quality just yet.

Bob Stayton                                 400 Encinal Street
Publications Architect                      Santa Cruz, CA  95060
Technical Publications                      voice: (831) 427-7796
Caldera International, Inc.                 fax:   (831) 429-1887
                                            email: bobs@caldera.com

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