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Subject: RE: [docbook] DocBook - a success story?
You might have a look at: http://xmlresume.sourceforge.net/ David > -----Original Message----- > From: wolfgang haefelinger [mailto:email@example.com] > Sent: Tuesday, January 19, 2010 11:03 AM > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > Subject: [docbook] DocBook - a success story? > > Hello, > > I have now worked a "bit" with DocBook. The goal of my > internal project was to have my CV in as many formats as > possible. I assume that many of you would choose OpenOffice > for this task since it offers a lot of "export" filters. > However, working with OpenOffice is nothing for me. It simply > drives me crazy :-) > > So I used DocBook. > > Here's a summary of my experience: > 1. DocBook is fine to eventually create PDF. I used dblatex > which made it easy for me to customize the look and feel of > the final document (via providing my own 'vitae' style). > > 2. DocBook is probably also fine to create (X)HTML. I did not > give it a try cause I consider generating HTML obsolete cause > most web content is generated nowadays by using some simle > markup languages > > 3. Rendering my CV as man page would have been fun but it did > not work cause I'm using the "wrong" docbook format (i.e. > "article"). There a lot of tools which claim to render a > DocBook source into a man page. > They all only render a subset of DocBook only .. > > 4. I wrote my own "DocBook to Plain text" XSLT stylesheet in > a couple of hours work. > > 5. Then I tried to import DocBook into OpenOffice. A complete > disaster. > > 6. Meanwhile I wrote an article in Wikipedia. DocBook to Wikipedia > (Markup) went fine by changing my "plain text" XSLT sheet. > However, the other way round (which I consider equally > important) cause me many problems and is not sufficiently > solved by now. > > 7. When I updated my CV I run into the problem that I got > lost in all those xml-tags everywhere. Well, this is the old > XML problem anyway.. > Then I discovered Asciidoc with a simple while effective > markup language. There is also an export function to DocBook (4.x). > > So my chain is > > |=====> PDF > Asciidoc ==> DocBook ===| > |=====> TEXT > > That's, eh .. 4 formats. > > > So, in all honesty: DocBook is not a success story for me. > > Greetz, > Wolfgang. > > -- > Wolfgang Häfelinger > häfelinger IT - Applied Software Architecture > http://www.haefelinger.it > +31 648 27 61 59 > > --------------------------------------------------------------------- > To unsubscribe, e-mail: email@example.com > For additional commands, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org > >