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Simplified DocBook

I remember a thread on this list a while back discussing which DTD a
new contributor should start with to author documentation. However, I
don't remember seeing any discussion of Norman Walsh's simplified
version of the DocBook DTD:


I'd like to suggest that simplified DocBook might be a good choice not
only for beginners, but also for anyone else writing non-book-length
technical documents that don't require all of DocBook's options.

Compared to mastering full DocBook's ~375 elements/~100 attributes,
learning and using simplified DocBook's ~120 elements/~50 attributes
is much closer in scope to learning and using something like HTML (~90
elements/~110 attributes).

  --Mike Smith

Michael Smith          mailto:smith@xml-doc.org
XML-DOC                http://www.xml-doc.org/
see also: Logopoeia    http://www.logopoeia.com/

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