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From Nicola Ken Barozzi <>
Subject Re: Forrest 0.4 RC1 release?
Date Tue, 11 Feb 2003 08:20:33 GMT

Jeff Turner wrote, On 11/02/2003 2.09:
> On Tue, Feb 11, 2003 at 12:56:52AM +0100, Nicola Ken Barozzi wrote:
>>I agree we should release. Just a question. On my HD I have ready the 
>>docbook4.1 DTD in catalog, docbook working (not perfect but it renders), 
>>and xinclude enabled. These will be needed to render the Avalon site.
>>Now, I don't like tieing (how do you spell it?) a (non)release to a 
>>user, so it's not really a necessity. Avaloners ATM are able to get 
>>Forrest from CVS.
>>Just wanted to know if others think it's better to release quickly and 
>>integrate, or wait a week to put in these things and test a bit.
> I'd prefer to release now without docbook, and do some work on
> docbook2document.xsl in CVS before releasing it.  Avalon can always put
> the Docbook DTDs in src/documentation/resources/schema.
> One problem with Docbook support is that it is quite a bit 'looser' than
> doc-v11.  You can do:
> <para>
> Here are some features:
> <itemizedlist>
>   <listitem>
>     <para> Blah </para>
>   </listitem>
> ...
> </itemizedlist>
> </para>
> But in doc-v11 one can't do:
> <p>
> Here are some features:
> <ul>
>   <li>
>   <p> Blah </p>
>   </li>
> ...
> </ul>
> </p>
> Of course, since we don't validate the intermediate doc-v11 XML, this
> won't actually break anything, but it would be nice to fix doc-v11 (see
> etc/DTD_DEFICIENCIES.txt) a bit, and have roughly equivalent data models,
> before loosing Docbook on the world.

Very good point. You are right, we should have equipollent data models 
where they have the same functions.

I was not sure because I felt I was missing something, and you have 
found a compelling point (thanks :-)

Ok then, let's release the baby ASAP! :-)

Nicola Ken Barozzi         
             - verba volant, scripta manent -
    (discussions get forgotten, just code remains)

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