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

Thank you for your response, Mike!

I'd like to encourage you to check out the DocBook Publishers schema 
that we have created to address this very issue!

Specification Source:

Specification PDF:


Specification HTML:

RelaxNG Schema:

Please let me know if there is anything that you feel is still missing!

Best regards,

Scott Hudson
Chair, DocBook Publishers subcommittee

maxwell wrote:

> I'll take this opportunity to say that one of the things that seems odd to
> me about DocBook is that it is targeted so explicitly at computer
> documentation.  Many of its tags make no sense outside that context.  So we
> have modified the schema not just by adding elements for linguistics and
> literate programming, but by removing many of the tags that are blatantly
> irrelevant.  Computer documentation is the sort of thing that will, in most
> cases, go out of date soon; and for that purpose, maybe Pilgrim is right
> that HTML makes sense.  But there are plenty of domains for which people
> write books that don't go out of date (ranging from poetry to archaeology),
> and for which DocBook might make more sense to people if it didn't seem so
> much like a geek's view of the world.  My 2/100 of a dollar...
>    Mike Maxwell
>    CASL/ U MD
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