[lug] BLUG 99 CU Linux Installfest

Pedersen, Michael J PederMJ at LOUISVILLE.STORTEK.COM
Tue Nov 9 10:34:00 MST 1999

Unfortunately, I'm a true hater of electronic documentation.  I can read it,
I can use it, but for the first read, I prefer the dead tree version.  I
usually get much more out of it than I do the electronic version.  After the
first read, e-versions work great for references, though.

BTW, for anybody that wants it, it's available at http://www.docbook.org

Part of my reason for switching from LaTeX to SGML is that the LaTeX2html
conversion utility isn't picking up paragraph breaks properly for me.  Means
that all my nicely done paragraphs come as one big blob of html text, which
is hard to read.

Docbook seems overly complex soemtimes, though.  While quite nice, it
requires so many extra tags to get anything done that it's quite
frustrating, especially when converting a big LaTeX document to it.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ralf Mattes [mailto:rm at ns.aura.de]
> Sent: Tuesday, November 09, 1999 10:14 AM
> To: lug at lug.boulder.co.us
> Subject: Re: [lug] BLUG 99 CU Linux Installfest
> On Tue, 9 Nov 1999, Michael J. Pedersen wrote:
> > That would, most likely, be me.  I've got a few files which 
> I've worked on in
> > the past which can be used to show some of the power of 
> what can be done.  I'm
> > a big proponent of the whole thing.  Though I'm starting to 
> look at SGML and
> > DocBook now, too.  Just wish I could get that book on it this week.
> > 
> It's online, just in case you need it soon. I use DocBook a lot for
> our software manuals--it's nice to be able to produce HTML for online
> manuals as well as TeX (for printout) and RTF (for the treanslators,
> sigh) with one tool from one source.
>  Ralf
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