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Re: [opensuse-doc] Thread summary and announcement [was:The openSUSE distribution chages are way ahead of documentation?]
  • From: Thomas Schraitle <thomas.schraitle@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2006 09:15:28 +0200
  • Message-id: <200610100915.28388.thomas.schraitle@xxxxxxx>
Hi,

On Tuesday 10 October 2006 08:53, Sean Wheller wrote:
> On Tuesday 10 October 2006 08:29, Thomas Schraitle wrote:
> > On Monday 09 October 2006 09:08, Sean Wheller wrote:
> > > [...]
> > >
> > > > In which format will LSL be written?
> > > > ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> > > > In DocBook xml (or novdoc, which is a subset of DocBook).
> > >
> > > No, novdoc is not a standard. Docbook is a standard. So is
> > > DITA.
> >
> > You misinterpreted that, he didn't claim that Novdoc is a
> > standard. :) It's an exchange format intentionally with the same
> > elements and structure like DocBook. Not more not less.
>
> Oh I see.
>
> So what is the advantage of using Novdoc in the community?

Well, just to make it clearer: The elements and structure are the same
but as Frank wrote it is a bit more restricted than DocBook. Think of
a kind of Simple DocBook DTD.

At the moment it is an exchange format between Novell and SUSE only.
For the communitiy it's a matter of taste: Some prefer more
restricted DTDs others need the freedom to express their thoughts in
a more verbose markup.


> I mean isn't it just better to use the full docbook dtd and xsl's,
> perhaps with a customization layer from the onset?

Of course. :) For the LfL project I would recommend DocBook anyway as
it is not as restricted than Novdoc.


Tom

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