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RE: Rendering DocBook

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chris Armstrong [mailto:punck@PenguinPowered.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, April 19, 2000 3:46 PM
> To: ldp-docbook@lists.linuxdoc.org
> Subject: Re: Rendering DocBook
> Ya know what, I don't think I fully understand. :) All the html HOWTOs
> at www.linuxdoc.org look the same to me (ToC as the front 
> page, each page
> linked to), and completely different from what the default 
> html rendering
> with sgmltools is (with 'sgmltools -b html foobar.sgml'). 
> Stylesheets specify
> what the output looks like, in whatever format, correct? So 
> there would
> be a different style sheet for each format (text, html, 
> postscript, etc),
> correct? And I know that DocBook is the format that the LDP 
> accepts for
> HOWTOs, so they have to render those DocBook sgml files to 
> the HTML that
> I see on www.linuxdoc.org/HOWTO/..

Look at the Cable Modem HOWTO, it's different than the others, because it
was processed from DocBook source.  Personally, I haven't had any luck with
SGMLtools, and they're a REAL pain to get to compile on Solaris.  I just use
the RPM packages from sourceware.cygnus.com, and I've had pretty good luck
with all of my stuff.  The LDP doesn't have a custom set of stylesheets,
yet, although Godoy has thought and talked about it a little.  We're
"DocBook friendly", not necessarily "DocBook ready", in that we can work
with your DocBook if you know what you're doing, but not 100% there on being
able to help out now (since Godoy is the only person who really seems to
know what he's doing.  Hmm, Gary probably has a clue, but I don't know if
he's subscribed here.  As for myself, I'm just about clueless).

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