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From Pierre-Arnaud Marcelot>
Subject Re: ApacheDS documentation: docbook vs. wiki syntax
Date Tue, 20 Sep 2011 09:44:15 GMT

On 19 sept. 2011, at 23:25, Stefan Seelmann wrote:

> On Mon, Sep 19, 2011 at 3:44 PM, Pierre-Arnaud Marcelot <> wrote:
>> On 19 sept. 2011, at 15:37, Stefan Seelmann wrote:
>>> On Mon, Sep 19, 2011 at 3:20 PM, Pierre-Arnaud Marcelot <>
>>>> Hi Stefan,
>>>> I generated the Docbook HTML and PDF output and it looks really really good...
>>>> The syntax is the same we're already used to in Confluence (which allows
a lot of different styles) and the output looks perfect (like our Docbook-written Apache Directory
Studio documentation).
>>>> On my side, it is a big *+1*.
>>>> I really love this solution. Simple, easy and convenient for everyone.
>>>> Do you know if it possible (and how) to link some text to another content
(another section, chapter or page for example)?
>>> Hehe, I thought about that use case this morning in the tube. I don't
>>> know yet but have to check if internal links work.
>> It would be great if we can find a way to have those internal links, but we can definitively
live without them I guess.
> I added some internal link examples. It quite easy, the pattern is
> "#HeaderName". The only ugly thing is that links to other .confluence
> files are marked as error, but the combined book.confluence file in
> target/generated-sources/basic-user-guide-confluence/book.confluence
> then works.

Oh yeah, indeed, the editor is marking it as erroneous. Not a real issue though, if the result
is correct.

>>>> Is the 'book.txt' file, the central file which defines all chapters? And,
is each .confluence file equivalent to a chapter? Also, would it be possible to split a chapter
into various .confluence files (in the case of a very very big chapter)?
>>> Right, book.txt defines the order of chapters for the case that the
>>> chapter files are not alphabetically ordered. And I think it is
>>> possible to spilt the chapters, AFAIK the H1 header is transformed to
>>> a chapter and H2..H6 headers are transformed to (sub-)sections.
>> Oh, cool. I feared that chapters were based on the .confluence files. I didn't closely
look at the generated HTML.
>> In that case, that's awesome. :)
> I also added an example and splitted a chapter into sections and subsections.

I saw that, that's just perfect.

Thanks a lot for this experiment.

I'm now definitively convinced and more than +1 on using this set of tools for our documentation.


> Kind Regards,
> Stefan

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