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From: Douglas Gregor (gregod_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-10-30 12:59:14

On Wednesday 30 October 2002 12:46 pm, David Bergman wrote:
> But, I must agree with Bill as to the more versatile transformation in
> an XML (or SGML) solution such as DocBook. What TeX is extremely good
> at, though, is typography, so if we could use DocBook and use a
> XML->LaTeX tool for those of us enjoying the professional result of the
> TeX renderer...

PassiveTeX is another option, that will take the FO files and write out LaTeX.
I've not tried any of these tools, however.

> Then we could have (1) DocBook -(db2tex-similar tool)-> LaTeX
> -(pdftex)-> PDF be the "paper" process and (2) DocBook -> XHTML be the
> "web" process, thus using DocBook as the canonical representation.
> What do you think (as long as we get a decent XML->LaTeX tool...) ?

This is fine by me.


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