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Tom Bentley commented on KAFKA-2967:
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I too would prefer asciidoc.

> Move Kafka documentation to ReStructuredText
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>                 Key: KAFKA-2967
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/KAFKA-2967
>             Project: Kafka
>          Issue Type: Bug
>            Reporter: Gwen Shapira
>            Assignee: Gwen Shapira
>            Priority: Major
>
> Storing documentation as HTML is kind of BS :)
> * Formatting is a pain, and making it look good is even worse
> * Its just HTML, can't generate PDFs
> * Reading and editting is painful
> * Validating changes is hard because our formatting relies on all kinds of 
> Apache Server features.
> I suggest:
> * Move to RST
> * Generate HTML and PDF during build using Sphinx plugin for Gradle.
> Lots of Apache projects are doing this.



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