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Subject: Re: [docbook] Re: making macros
Steinar Bang wrote:
OK, with all the good info I have now, I am giving up my goal of writing a set of docbook-macros as (take your pick, here) either impractical, already done, or not really needed in light of the simple versions already existing.Chuck Robey <email@example.com>:... My goal was, I thought, to create a set of macros implemented in something like xsltproc, allowing me to create a set of vim macros so i could write docbook text (I have several topics ready for me) in my chosen editor.The DocBook wiki pointed me to this one: http://www.vim.org/scripts/script.php?script_id=301 I haven't tried it myself since I'm an emacs user (I still use the good old nsgml, though. As long as it works for me I haven't felt the need to take the step to nxml). You might find other editors in the wiki of interest: http://wiki.docbook.org/topic/DocBookAuthoringTools The important part is to find an editor that understands the DTD/schema, and adapts to it. Then the editor will tell you what tags are legal at any given point, what children and attributes are required, etc.
I have a good vim setuup working for editing. Installed, working.
I have listened to the marketing info, and decided that the data on docbook-5.x was very persuasive, and it convinced me. Unfortunately, I have a Mac fink system here (I'm a dyed in the blue core Unix fan) with the Gnome Docbook tools, using docbook version 4.2, and I can't yet locate any info on how to install the docbook 5.(whatever I choose, haven't picked yet) without goofing up the existing Gnome installation.
So, I need better install pointers than I've found so far, and not ones that tell me how to write it, you folks have been fantastic at supplying that.
BTW, and I won't bore you with it, but a computer system that begins with the Mac, adds fink and X11 and Gnome, is a technical user's wet dream. If any of you nice folks want such a system tell me you're from this list, and consider your bill totally paid-in-full. I would be overjoyed to give you help. Don't spread that past this list please. Really.
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