[TriLUG] DocBook questions
Thu, 27 Jun 2002 00:59:35 -0400
On Tuesday 25 June 2002 07:15, Kevin Sonney reputedly wrote:
> xslt-proc for 8.1, according to rpmfind (and verified on
> distro.ibiblio.org) is libxslt-proc-1.0.3-1mdk.i586.rpm - so you might
> be able to just install that rpm and have a go.
> See? No upgrade needed.
xslt-proc? That I do have on the Mandrake 8.1 disks. You just have to know
what to look for. It installed OK. I'll give it a shot. Thanks for the
hint. I think that I was using the tree view instead of the flat list view
in Mandrakes' Control Center Software Manager. The tree view did not reveal
the xslt tools in the same place it revealed the jade/sgml tools.
> I'll be posting a sample .tar.gz to my trilug.org account later today. I
> built everything, then promptly forgot to upload it yesterday.
Got it. Thanks.
> > BTW, from your earlier email advice on the openjade problems I was able
> > to isolate the problem and remove it, although without understanding its
> > cause.
> I've done that before *grin*
> > I went in to the source and removed the tags: <emphasis>
> > blah-blah</emphasis>. I also used the openjade command directly instead
> > of db2html.
> I wonder why emphasis failed? it should be a valid tag...unless you're
> using a DTD that doesn't contain it.
> > Are the XSLT tools the new and fast rising kid on the block? Will
> > openjade get deprecated in the future as a result?
> XML and XSLT in general are rising stars. While XSLT may never replace
> openjade, I've found that XSLT transforms to be much easier to customize
> than the other tools. For example, in the sample setup I'll be
> uploading, you can change the html properties by overriding the
> section's template in html.xsl.
> And a knowledge of XSLT can be useful in places other than DocBook - I
> use XML and XSLT to create my resume from an XML source, I use it on
> several client sites to manipulate data, as well as using it to create
> documentation from DocBook source.
You give good reasons to learn both. I'll report the outcome of loading