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Re: DocBook XML formatting
/ Amos Latteier <Amos@digicool.com> was heard to say:
| I'd rather not reinvent the wheel just because I don't understand how
| the wheel I've got works.
Documenting this particular wheel is on my list. But it's a long list.
| Does anyone have suggestions, recipes, or examples for customizing the
| XSLT formatting? For example, I'd like to control the headers and
| footers along with the placement of the table of contents on the
What tool are you using to format your print documents?
| I'd also like to know more about how to control chunk.pl, for
| example, how can I change the file naming convention that it uses?
You can use the <?dbhtml filename="xxx"?> processing instruction
in your documents, but if you want to change the default naming,
you'll have to edit chunk.pl and change the chunk_filename and
recursive_chunk_filename functions. (What scheme would you like?)
| I've decided to try out the DocBook DSSSL style sheets and am having
| some trouble. I've got jade installed and I'm trying to figure out how
| to create a catalog file for the DocBook XML DTD. It does not come with
| a catalog file, though the SGML DTD does come with one which gives me
| some idea of where to go.
You can just add
PUBLIC "-//Norman Walsh//DTD DocBk XML V3.1.7//EN"
to one of your existing catalogs. All of the rest of the
components can be found via relative system identifiers from
Of course, since you're using XML you must have a system
identifier in your <!DOCTYPE declaration, so you can probably
skip the catalog alltogether.
Norman Walsh <firstname.lastname@example.org> | Another month ends. All targets
http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/ | met. All systems working. All
Member, DocBook Editorial Board | customers satisfied. All staff
| eager and enthusiastic. All pigs
| fed and ready for take off.