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Re: [docbook] Integrating DocBook with mySQL content...
- From: Dave Pawson <davep at dpawson dot co dot uk>
- To: newman at world2you dot com
- Cc: Docbook List <docbook at lists dot oasis-open dot org>
- Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2005 19:35:41 +0100
- Subject: Re: [docbook] Integrating DocBook with mySQL content...
- References: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Reply-to: davep at dpawson dot co dot uk
On Thu, 2005-04-21 at 13:04 -0500, email@example.com wrote:
> I am currently using FrameMaker to produce huge volumes of technical
> documentation. I publish primarily to PDF at this point, and these files
> get distributed through the web and several other methods.
> Many of my publications are nearly identical except for specific product
> specifications which reside in a mySQL database. So, it's an ideal
> environment to match a template with specifications being pulled from the
> database and integrated into the text.
> I haven't touched DocBook yet, but I'm wondering if there is a DocBook or
> other XML-oriented solution available. I'm thinking along the lines of
> creating one DocBook template and having variables within the template
> that attaches to a datasource (mySQL in my case), and pull specs into the
> DocBook file. This would be my "Holy Grail" of solutions, especially if I
> could then output to HTML and PDF.
> Any thoughts on possible solutions? If DocBook isn't a part of the answer,
> that's OK with me too. Are any of you aware of any other XML tools
> available that do this type of thing aside from developing a custom PHP
This is a possibility, not a solution.
Could XSLT, as part of your workflow,
pick up the database boilerplate text, and use it with the docbook xslt,
to provide your PDF output via xsl-fo?
Either directly, or via some java interface to the database
(says he, just having done a mysql to java piece today :-)
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