[ZDP] FAQ Tool Working Group

Andrew M. Kuchling akuchlin@cnri.reston.va.us
Tue, 9 Mar 1999 13:00:34 -0500 (EST)

Martijn Faassen writes:
>> Is there a version of Docbook that is XML?
>Not that I know of. I think it's strictly SGML.

See Normal Walsh's page at http://www.nwalsh.com/sgml/index.html ;
he's written an XML version of the DocBook DTD.  (He also has a book
about DocBook coming out soon from O'Reilly.)

	In general it's best to write structure into text from the
beginning, because, while it's easy to discard structural information
when you have it, it's near-impossible to derive structural
information when you don't have it.  I tried maintaining the Python
cookbook with FAQwizard for a while, but it would have been very
difficult to get decent printed output with just simple text entries. 

	On the other hand, if printed output isn't of primary
importance, and it may not be for a FAQ, then something simple may be

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