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From Daniel John Debrunner <...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Feedback requested on proposed change to documentation format
Date Mon, 06 Oct 2008 15:07:05 GMT
Kim Haase wrote:
> 
> I'd like to know what the Derby community thinks about the possibility 
> of changing the source format of the Derby documentation from DITA to 
> DocBook and using a different build system. DocBook is a schema that can 
> use an XML DTD, like that of DITA; see http://www.docbook.org/ for more 
> information.
> 
> Our DITA toolkit has some problems that the Derby community hasn't been 
> able to solve with our current level of resources:
> 
> - It does not allow us to create book indexes or to create live links 
> between manuals. The feedback we've received is that this makes the 
> documentation hard to use.
> - Links to tables usually don't work in the PDF or HTML Book versions.
> - Building the PDF and HTML Book versions of the docs causes errors and 
> warnings that we can't seem to get rid of.

That says what DITA cannot do, but doesn't indicate any benefits of 
docbook, what would be the benefits of switching?

Dan.

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