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Subject: Re: [boost] quickbook abuse without boostbook
From: Rene Rivera (grafikrobot_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-02-08 21:22:49

On 2/8/2012 1:15 PM, Daniel James wrote:
> On 8 February 2012 18:54, Andreas Pokorny<andreas.pokorny_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> My company is using docbook for end user documentation and to some
>> degree also for design documentation. Since docbook is nothing anyone
>> seems to be fond of writing, I now started looking into quickbook. The
>> features that attract me the most are the neat syntax and
>> programmability. The docbook environment that I am supposed to use is
>> based on a different docbook version, than the one referenced in
>> boostbook. So at the moment I have an xml file containing the book and
>> booinfo header containing our corporate design foobar and disclaimer
>> stuff. Then each chapter is referenced. The chapters are written in
>> quickbook as chapter documents. When running the toolchain, it
>> complains that it could not find the boostbook dtd - probably because
>> downloading of dtd is disable, or fails because of our proxy. Is there
>> a way to surpress the DOCTYPE tag within the chapter xml output files?
> No, but it'd be easy to implement. Maybe a command line option:
> quickbook --doctype none
> quickbook --doctype docbook
> quickbook --doctype boostbook
> If you like that idea, can you submit a ticket to trac so that I don't
> forget? A future version might even warn if you use boostbook features
> in a docbook document.

I have tried this.. But it's likely possible to tell xsltproc to repoint
the boostbook dtd to some other dtd. Hence you could repoint it to a
local version of the dtd, or to an empty local one.

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