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- From: ibr at ata dot cs dot hun dot edu dot tr
- To: docbook-apps at lists dot oasis-open dot org
- Date: Fri, 8 Oct 2004 20:00:28 +0200
- Subject: [docbook-apps] toolchain
I'm going to ask a FAQ on this list, but it seems the answers are
changing frequently, too.
I'm using DocBook DSSSL toolchain since 2001 and I'm happy with it.
However, now I need to prepare several new customization layers and
I thought it could be the good time to switch to the XSL toolchain. I
would be glad if anyone could share their experience.
I'm interested primarily in pdf, but use occasionally rtf and html
outputs. I'm considering xsltproc - passivetex and xmlroff (I haven't
tried the latter yet).
1. Are there open issues with rendering? In other words, can I do with
XSLT everything I do with DSSSL?
2. How much time would I need for learning? I'm doing this in my spare
time. I need to customize headers, footers, page numbering, title
3. Which toolchain (not only the ones mentioned above) produces the best
results and is less likely to break later? I tend to upgrade the
packages from time to time, and I wouldn't have much time for fixing
after the customization layers are ready. I'll need to regenerate
many files at once after a customization layer change, so performance
Thanks in advance,