Subject: Re: [docbook] DocBook - a success story?
> Do you mean it was not a success if you wrote directly in docbook but > it was successful if used as an intermediate format from asciidoc? No. What I'm missing is an easy way to convert DocBook in lot's of 'end user' formats like PDF, Plain Text, Wiki markup, Word, Open Office, ... PDF was rather easy, true. But I could have done the same with plain TeX and Text I would have got with one of the many TeX => Text converters available. In the Wiki case, I need both ways: DocBook to Wiki and Wiki to DocBook. I used asciidoc because I found it's markup much simpler to use, especially when having tables. I do not have a problem with the fact that I can't validate asciidoc. If necessary I validate the docbook document generated. > - it supports db4 rather than db5. This is probably not a big deal especially when dblatex supports only db4 but still worth noting. That's true. Would fine if more tools support DB5. Nevertheless, there is a XSLT sheet upgrading DB4 to DB5. > Is your xslt script posted anywhere? Probably just to specialized.... Can publish them if you are curious. Greetz, Wolfgang. On Tue, Jan 19, 2010 at 7:37 PM, A. Black <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > On Tue, Jan 19, 2010 at 12:02 PM, wolfgang haefelinger > <email@example.com> wrote: > >> 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. > > Do you mean it was not a success if you wrote directly in docbook but > it was successful if used as an intermediate format from asciidoc? > > BTW, the last time I tried asciidoc I found these limitations: > > - you cannot validate it. You can validate the docbook output but > then you have to relate that back to the original asciidoc input which > means working at two levels at once. > > - it supports db4 rather than db5. This is probably not a big deal > especially when dblatex supports only db4 but still worth noting. > > Is your xslt script posted anywhere? > -- Wolfgang Häfelinger häfelinger IT - Applied Software Architecture http://www.haefelinger.it +31 648 27 61 59