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Subject: Re: [docbook] Why use DocBook when there is HTML?

Well, he isn't saying DocBook should be abandoned by everyone, just that it 
wasn't right for his single book published to HTML. He uses few of DocBook's 
strengths but experiences all of its overhead.  Not a particularly good fit. 
I'll bet he learned a lot in the process, though.  8^)

Bob Stayton
Sagehill Enterprises

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mauritz Jeanson" <mj@johanneberg.com>
To: <docbook@lists.oasis-open.org>
Sent: Tuesday, November 03, 2009 10:12 AM
Subject: [docbook] Why use DocBook when there is HTML?

> Mark Pilgrim abandoned DocBook in favour of HTML for "Dive Into Python 3".
> See
> http://diveintomark.org/archives/2009/03/27/dive-into-history-2009-edition/.
> The author used DocBook for the previous edition of his successful book. 
> But
> now he says that he has no use for DocBook anymore.
> What are your thoughts about this?
> Mauritz
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