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Subject: [docbook] DocBook on the Web


Hi everyone,

  Since the question came up, I thought I would announce that the OASIS UBL 2.0 Specification has been migrated to DocBook and is available as both HTML and XML (DocBook). I can load it fine locally in Firefox, but can't display via the web. IE(7), however, seems to be happy to chew on it until it can be dislayed:
http://docs.oasis-open.org/ubl/cs-UBL-2.0/UBL-2.0.xml
(produced by Jon Bosak and Ken Holman) 

Regards,

Mary

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Elliotte Harold [mailto:elharo@metalab.unc.edu]
> Sent: Wednesday, November 01, 2006 5:51 AM
> To: docbook@lists.oasis-open.org
> Subject: [docbook] DocBook on the Web
> 
> Reading Norm's latest post
> <http://norman.walsh.name/2006/10/30/openMind> I wondered, has anyone 
> tried publishing straight DocBook on the Web? i.e.
> sending  real DocBook XML + (CSS | XSLT) to the client; not doing the 
> conversion server side or earlier and sending HTML to the client? If 
> so, what were your experiences.
> 
> My suspicion is that even assuming client side support there are 
> several
> problems:
> 
> 1. There are no straight CSS stylesheets for DocBook.
> 
> 2. The XSLT stylesheets are too complex to reasonably render client 
> side. They also likely rely on extension functions browser engines 
> don't have.
> 
> 3. Anything beyond an article is too large for one page, and it's not 
> really possible to chunk pages on the client side.
> 
> Are these fixable? Is it worth fixing them? Or is it just that 
> prerendering to HTML simply is the better option and we should stop 
> worrying about it?
> 
> --
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