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Subject: Re: [docbook] SGML support

Hi Norm and all,

As far as my team is concerned, and considering the use we make of DocBook, we 
will only benefit from this move. Completely dropping SGML specific features 
will have no incidence on our work.


On Monday 20 December 2004 22:58, Norman Walsh wrote:
> At the DocBook TC meeting this month, I took an action to point out
> that our current plans for DocBook V5.0 will probably have less
> support for SGML than the current DocBook V4.x line.
> Our plan of record is to work with a RELAX NG schema from which we
> will generate a W3C XML Schema and an XML DTD. The DTD is not likely
> to have much in the way of parameterization. It's going to be a
> "compiled" product much more than a "source" product. This is a
> consequence of the fact that we're taking advantage of some of the
> expressive power of RELAX NG. The DTD will be significantly "looser"
> than the schema.
> The current 4.X line only supports SGML in a few small ways: it
> supports some forms of tag minimization and a few inclusions and
> exclusions. It's not clear to me that there's value in trying to
> preserve this support in the V5.0 line.
> The TC would very much like the community's feedback on these plans.
>                                         Be seeing you,
>                                           norm

Camille Bégnis
NeoDoc Cofounder

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