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From "Ivelin Ivanov" <>
Subject Re: DocBook vs Open eBook
Date Tue, 04 Jun 2002 13:26:15 GMT


I certainly don't want to slow down the forrest contributions which just
picked up momentum.

However Open eBook is a standard we should keep a close eye on and be ready
to work with it sooner than later.

Your suggestion to provide transformers to open ebook sounds good, although
it shouldn't be top priority for forrest, yet. It might be in the near



----- Original Message -----
From: "Steven Noels" <>
To: <>
Cc: <>
Sent: Tuesday, June 04, 2002 7:35 AM
Subject: RE: DocBook vs Open eBook

> > From: Ivelin Ivanov []
> > So do you have preferences between Open eBook and simplified DocBook?
> Ivelin,
> sorry for not following up rightaway.
> I believe we should stick to what we have now for the time being, i.e.
> document-v11 and others being readied by Diana, David, myself and others
> in between Forrest and Cocoon. These are simple grammars which a
> significant share of contributors already know, and the investment of
> learning to use them being minimal.
> I am kind of interested in the Open eBook stuff as being a delivery
> grammar, not an authoring grammar, just as (X)HTML for webbrowsers and
> FO for print documentation.
> Does anyone on these lists has access to an eBook reader - the hardware,
> I mean, not the Microsoft/Adobe software products.
> Setting up a conversion from what we have as a source format to eBook
> format is trivial, and we could include this into Forrest given interest
> from both information producers and information consumers. Manning
> already offers some Java/XML books in eBook format, I don't see why we
> can't do that, too.
> What do you think?
> </Steven>

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