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Subject: Re: [docbook] Ruminations on the future of DocBook

On Thu, May 29, 2003 at 08:03:00PM -0500,
 John R. Daily <john@geekhavoc.com> wrote 
 a message of 24 lines which said:

> > For DocBook, I think that time has come.
> think it borders on self-evident that DocBook needs significant
> refactoring.)

No, it is not self-evident. DocBook needs documentation (TDG is only a
first attempt), needs training (any MS-Word trainer knows how it is
difficult to make people use styles, not presentation marks), needs
software (tools are stilll much too buggy, specially jadetex and
passivetex), but it does not need yet another rewriting that will
render obsolete all the training already performed (not to mention

My personal opinion on Docbook is that too much time is spent on the
standard and not enough on the surrounding environment (docs, tools).

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