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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] Status on Simplified docbook?

Hi Bob,

On 2011-04-13 13:22, Bob Stayton wrote:
> Sorry for the delay in responding, as this required a bit of research.
> The DocBook TC is on record as intending to do a Simplified DocBook 5, 
> but it has not yet happened. Instead, the TC spent its time developing 
> a different DocBook variant called the DocBook Publishers Schema. Like 
> Simplified, this schema removes technical documentation elements, but 
> unlike Simplified, it includes book, chapter, and other structure 
> elements beyond article. 

That's interesting. Has the TC ever considered modularizing DB ?

One of last summer's GSoC projects was about adding API-level markup 
(including stylesheets). A particularly interesting aspect of that work 
was that it adds a domain-specific vocabulary as an extension, rather 
than adding to DB itself.

There are a number of DB sub-domains that could really be made available 
as extension "profiles", leaving a "core" grammar that would be smaller, 
and could potentially match what you describe as the "Publishers Schema".



       ...ich hab' noch einen Koffer in Berlin...

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