sgml file movements and migration to docbook-xml

Carlo Salinari csali at
Sat Dec 23 16:48:33 PST 2006

David Nusinow wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 24, 2006 at 12:57:05AM +0100, Carlo Salinari wrote:
>> Hello Eamon,
>> I had just finished a script to convert the files in doc/xorg-docs/sgml 
>> to docbook-xml 
> Why? What's wrong with the sgml?
It's just that docbook has dropped sgml in favour of xml.

Xml it's easier, and has a much wider user and tools base.

from <>:

    "DocBook originally started as an SGML application, but an
equivalent XML application was developed and has now replaced the
SGML        one for most uses. (The XML DTD started with version 4 of
the SGML DTD and keeps the versioning from there.)"

If you are worried about the generation of html/ps/pdf files, that stays
untouched for the moment (it makes no distinction between sgml and xml).

I just thought this was in line with the anticipated reorganization of
xorg's documentation.
Sorry if I got it wrong.
I didn't mean to hijack xorg's documentation efforts :-), nor to make
anyone upset.


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