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From Ross Gardler <>
Subject Re: Xdoc format
Date Wed, 23 Jan 2008 12:23:00 GMT
Carlos Tejo Alonso wrote:
> Hello,
> I am going to start developing a system using apache forrest. Rigth
> now, I am interesting in xdoc 2.0 format.
> There is some information in the website [1], but I haven't found yet
> any document regarding an specification of the use of each element
> (almost all of them are quite clear, but not all...)
> Where can I found more information about xdoc format?

You were almost there, in a sub-menu item where you found [1] you will 
also find [2], which is a document that illustrates all alements in XDoc2.

You can view the XDoc source for this file in your Forrest installation 
or via [3]

The DTD for XDoc is also available in your Forrest install. [4] provides 
information about how to use this DTD in your favourite editor.

> Will Apache
> forrest continue using this format?

Yes, and no.

For a very long time we have been planning to move to a subset of 
XHTML2. However, this is a major change in Forrest and requires a great 
deal of work. Consequently, it has been on hold for a long time.

However, XDoc has been migrating to this XHTML2 subset for some time and 
is, today, almost identical.

If/When we finally move to the XHTML2 subset we will continue to support 
XDoc for backward compatibility.


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