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Re: [vox] Learning DocBook

Quoting Peter Jay Salzman (p@dirac.org):

> that's the webpage where i learned docbook from.   coupled with my
> knowledge of html, it was pretty damned easy.  the hard parts are
> remember all the different tags (that's why i always keep a browser open
> when i write docbook).   also, list environments are more complicated
> than they should be.

I just studied a couple of examples (notably, your Jigdo HOWTO), and
then wrote raw DocBook SGML in vi.  It turns out that all that stuff
about psgml and specialised writing tools isn't really necessary.

> as for compiling docbook, it can be a nightmare to learn.

I just installed the docbook-dsssl package, pulled down a copy of
ldp.dsl, fixed a couple of path references in it, and then followed
the instructions in the LDP Authors' Guide.  Worked OK.

Cheers,   "This is mad, egotistical, sick, twisted, and stretches the bounds of
Rick Moen   good taste right off the tongue, past the uvula, and down around 
rick@linuxmafia.com      the duodenum.  It has other merits, but that should 
           indicate positive interest."  -- The Cube, http://www.forum3000.org/
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