[TriLUG] DocBook questions
alchemist at darkcanvas.com
Tue Jun 25 07:15:14 EDT 2002
On Mon, 2002-06-24 at 23:29, Mike Mueller wrote:
> A big thanks. I want to dip my toes in the Java water, but if I can do it on
> a separate effort my head will stay clearer. The steps belows look
> straightforward. I noticed there seems to be more than one jdk out there,
> but I don't need those extra options now. Sun version is perfect.
There's more than on Sun JDK right now - 1.3.1 and 1.4.0. I'd recommend
against 1.4.0 just yet. The rest of the industry hasn't jumped on the
1.4 bandwagon, and it produces code that's not always backward
compatible with 1.3.1 due to some internal changes in the underlying
Java classes. I'm using 1.3.1r2 as my primary JDK and experimenting with
1.4.0 on non-production code right now.
> I'm torn on this one. On one hand, 8.1 is working so nicely. On the other,
> I want to do an update to get that experience under my belt.
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.
> That's very cool. Thanks.
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.
> 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
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.
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