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From Ross Gardler <>
Subject Re: simplified docbook plugin
Date Thu, 04 Aug 2005 21:56:59 GMT
David Crossley wrote:
> Ross Gardler wrote:
>>David Crossley wrote:
>>>Phillip Evans wrote:
>>>>I suppose it is possible to modify input.xmap so that will accept
>>>>sdocbook-v1.1 as well?
>>>>Where should that be done?
>>>You could alter the input.xmap in the
>>>Search for the term "sdocbook-v1.0" (it occurs twice) and
>>>add similar handling for "sdocbook-v1.1".
>>>However, there is more to it than that. You also need
>>>to provide the DTDs for sdocbook-v1.1
>>>There is more information about this process at
>>>except that you are doing your changes in the plugin
>>>rather than in the core.
>>>You might also need to provide a different
>>>sdocbook2document.xsl stylesheet because i presume
>>>sdocbook 1.1 is different to sdocbook 1.0
>>There are a couple of sdocbook releases that we don't currently support 
>>(v1.1 and v4.1.2.5 - that later may be the same as the former as v1.1 is 
>>not available from OASIS).
>>Since we do not fully support even sdocbook v1.0 I propose adding these 
>>new versions to the plugin along with a note in the docs that support is 
>>not complete and issues should be raised on Jira to enable us to improve 
>>That is, I do not plan to write a new stylesheet for this at this stage.
>>Are people OK with me committing these changes (lazy consensus in 
> Are you just talking about the stylesheet or the DTDs too?
> The trouble with the DTDs is that they will make this
> plugin, and our SVN trunk, very cumbersome. How many
> versions of Full DocBook and Simplified DocBook will
> we support?

Good point, I wasn't thinking of the validation requirements. This 
requires a little more thought, I won't commit this change.

(I now remember we need to move the Docbook schema out of Core into the 
plugin now you fixed the catalog resolving for plugins).


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