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From: Darryl Green (Darryl.Green_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-02-18 20:46:23

> -----Original Message-----
> From: William E. Kempf [mailto:wekempf_at_[hidden]]
> This a minor difference here, though. The bjam executable boot straps
> fairly easily on most platforms. XSLT processors aren't quite as
> convenient. At least that was my experience that last time I tried to
> DocBook stuff on a Windows box (with out Cygwin). Things may have
> improved in this regard, and if not, I'm sure we can improve things
> ourselves, but I'm nervous that we're not ready for this yet.

It may be easier to use a platform dependent (or user selectable) xslt
tool rather than try to build/install a cross platform one? Anyone who
has a recent enough IE installed on Windows has XSLT installed - why not
use it.

If you actually want a full docbook authoring environment, things are a
little ;-) more complex - but just building the docs shouldn't be too

I've been using XSLT on windows and linux. On windows I'm just using
MS's msxml. This seems to be pretty solid these days - nothing to build
- just install it... To do a command line xslt transformation you can
use a little (28k exe) utility that uses the msxml dll. The utility
(msxsl) can be downloadded from:

Darryl Green.

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