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From Stefano Mazzocchi <stef...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Forrest (a.k.a. xml.apache.org 2.0)
Date Wed, 19 Dec 2001 14:25:07 GMT
giacomo wrote:
> 
> On Sun, 16 Dec 2001, Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:
> 
> I have some experience in using cocoon to generate html sites and pdf
> books with full validation turned on. So I might be of help in this
> concern (yes, cocoon is able to do that out of the box with support for
> CATALOG mappings to overcome the hassle of SystemID pointing into the
> file system instead of using  http URLs).
> 
> Another point is (yes, guys, it comes again) shouldn't we move to a
> more "official" DTD for our docs?

I'm going to come up with the DTD discussion RSN. Please, hold it for
now.

> The Avalon project already has parts
> of their documents written in DocBook as well as XSLT stylesheets to
> 
>         1. transform DocBook to html and pdf (addmittedly only a subset
>            of DocBook)
>         2. convert the cocoon DTDs you've mentioned somewhere below
>            to the DocBook DTD (for legacy reasons :).
> 
> In a documentation build system based on cocoon I'm using I've choosen
> an evolutionary approach to support various DocBook elements by adding a
> XSLT template like this:
> 
>  <xsl:template match="node()" priority=".-1">
>    <xsl:message>
>      THE ELEMENT <xsl:value-of select="name(.)"> ISN'T YET SUPPORTED
>    </xsl:message>
>    <xsl:copy>
>      <xsl:apply-templates/>
>    <xsl:copy>
>  </xsl:template>
> 
>  <xsl:template match="@*" priority="-1">
>    <xsl:copy>
>      <xsl:apply-templates/>
>    <xsl:copy>
>  </xsl:template>
> 
> These templates lead to show during the build process each element used
> in the xdocs without explicit support made available.

That's a good suggestion, thanks.

The DTD dicussion will be next.

-- 
Stefano Mazzocchi      One must still have chaos in oneself to be
                          able to give birth to a dancing star.
<stefano@apache.org>                             Friedrich Nietzsche
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