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From Jan Lehnardt <>
Subject Re: [Couchdb Wiki] Trivial Update of "CouchDB_in_the_wild" by wentforgold
Date Tue, 14 Jun 2011 20:05:28 GMT

On 14 Jun 2011, at 21:56, Dirkjan Ochtman wrote:

> On Tue, Jun 14, 2011 at 19:13, Noah Slater <> wrote:
>>> +0 docbook
>>> +1 REST
>> Seriously, let's not fall into this trap.
>> And let us not be seduced by so called "plain text" formats.
>> We made this mistake on the book and I'm in no rush to repeat it.
> Sorry to contribute to the bikeshed, but I'm just going to get this
> off my chest.
> From your email, this seems like a false generalization, at least,
> going from AsciiDoc to all "plain text" formats. I don't know if
> you've used reStructuredText, but it's seriously flexible and comes
> with good (easily customizable) latex and html conversion out of the
> box. I understand DocBook is awesome for print things, but experience
> has also shown that DocBook has a significantly higher barrier to
> entry. 

On the lowest level, we will not require any DocBook knowledge. For
the folks who want to make awesome docs, we should give them the best
tools and I think we found a solution here.


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