Am Mon, 2003-07-21 um 23.17 schrieb Carol Spears: > i spent some quality time with docbook; olink, ulink and kin. > docbook was not written for gimp. Not the gimp as i understand > it at least.
DocBook was written exactly for the purpose we need. > gimp should write his own documentation. shoot, if we write > the dtd properly, gimp can write his own docbook; i will not > volunteer to write the layout for this however, as i am old > and my life is already too short. Bad idea, own DTD means that one has to write one and also create the transformation stylesheets which is a lot of work, especially when considering that there's already a lot of software exactly for this purpose and it's also quite well documented. > Eeek on a wiki is easier to read than in your software. I had > a hard time seeing gimp-1.2 help, as i did not want to run the > full browser and never managed to have all of the pieces together > to build the gtk browser. Heh. Coincidently this are exactly two problems an online help system is facing... :) > When i looked at what you were doing to try to contribute, I looked > at the sgml template and all sense of reason and purpose escaped > me. I don't think it was prof and syngin, i think it was terrible > terrible sgml markup. I don't see the problem. Actually DocBook/XML is not much different from DocBook/SGML and since it's quite natural and I'm really picky about code style it should be quite readable. But as I said, we accept any format, even plain text. > I cannot do this alone though. Seriously, if I am incoherent about > this stuff, there is a good chance that the review of the current > software caused this. I blame docbook. And docbook was better > than sgml. help! We certainly need to set a few facts straight: XML and SGML are both just syntaxes for markup languages; SGML is a superset and ancestor of XML so it basically can look exactly like the stricter XML when a few rules are taken care of. DocBook (which is a DTD) on the other hand defines the semantic or meaning of the used tags. Comparing DocBook to SGML is like an apple to tree comparison. And as I said: You probably cannot tell the difference between my DocBook/SGML and DocBook/XML files when I hide the fileextension... -- Servus, Daniel
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