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Subject: Re: [docbook] DocBook SGML encoding?
On Wednesday 18 of February 2004 04:09, Jirka Kosek wrote: > Unfortunately no. But some applications (notably these ones > which are based on sp parser from James Clark) can understand > XML declaration even in SGML file: > > <?xml version="1.0" encoding="iso-8859-2"?> I like xsltproc, because it is so fast. Moreover, if I would mangle output from LyX, then I can go all the way and change it to XML Docbook (actually, it is not so complicated, because Docbook from LyX is very XML-like -- no minimalization; just tested on one example file, which required just switch DOCTYPE and remove lang="en_US" from article element and is valid; both of these things are no brainer for a sed script). > If I remember it correctly, support for DocBook SGML will be > dropped from libxml2 soon. So I would recommend you to use XML > version of DocBook. If the LyX is unable to save files in XML, > you can use sx (or osx) program from sp (or opensp) package to > get XML from SGML. I will try that sed script :-) It seems to me that possibility to use more than one tool for processing XML documents means that I have to install all of them :-). > With DocBook XML source DocBook stylesheets produce FO output > in UTF-8. Maybe usage of SGML frontend in libxml2 brokes this > behaviour. Probably. > Although TDG is briliant reference for DocBook its parts > dealing with tools and processing of DocBook documents are > little bit out-of-date. I can recommend you Bob's excellent > guide to the processing DocBook with XSL stylesheets: > > http://sagehill.net/docbookxsl/index.html Yes, I found that. > And if you are that Matěj who can read Czech :-D, you can find > some information also in my own DocBook tutorial: > > http://www.kosek.cz/xml/db/ I am very much Matěj who can read Czech :-) I am actually the same Matěj who defended LaTeX against your suggesting XML as superior :-). Oh well. Thanks, Matěj -- Matej Cepl, http://www.ceplovi.cz/matej GPG Finger: 89EF 4BC6 288A BF43 1BAB 25C3 E09F EF25 D964 84AC 138 Highland Ave. #10, Somerville, Ma 02143, (617) 623-1488 He had delusions of adequacy. -- Walter Kerr