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Re: Manpages in Linux
- From: "Robert A. Whiteside" <ra-whiteside at attbi dot com>
- To: docbook at lists dot oasis-open dot org
- Date: Thu, 25 Apr 2002 22:27:24 -0700
- Subject: Re: DOCBOOK: Manpages in Linux
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- Reply-to: ra-whiteside at attbi dot com
I'm far from an expert, but perhaps this helps:
On Thursday 25 April 2002 09:18 pm, you wrote:
> The docbook2man utility does not handle XML properly.
Actually, the version I'm running claims not to support XML at all. However,
I find that "docbook2pdf", for example, works fine with my XML docbooks. It
emits a complaint about my <!DOCBOOK header, but then proceeds to generate a
fine pdf file. YMMV, of course.
> Some of the docbooks rules are not good for my purposes (pending).
Not a clue what this means.
> DocBook XML is poorly documented and it is hard to find samples.
I feel your pain. Actually, I find that there's a plethora of stuff out
there. Much of it, however, assumes I know more than I do. I keep feeling
that Real Soon Now it'll all come together, but I'm not quit there yet.
I live with Norm Walsh's book: "DocBook: The definitive guide" at my elbow.
Per your problem, he gives docbook examples for documenting a command and a C
RefEntry is your friend here, I think.
> I can't find an XML parser and Validator for Linux or Unix.
Hmmm ... Did you ask Google about "validating xml parser"? I certainly get
hits for that. I've used Xerces, but there are certainly others.