Subject: Re: [boost] [docs][website] Can the docs on the website be xhtml +svg?
From: John Maddock (john_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-01-31 13:05:10
>>> I've been investigating getting better equations and graphs into the
>>> lib docs and one prerequisite seems to be serving up pages as XHTML
>>> than HTML: without that SVG's simply do not display correctly (or at
>>> all) in
>> Have you tried adding a doctype to the html file?
Yes, generating xhtml adds:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="US-ASCII" standalone="no"?>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
As the doctype header, so everything is working fine locally (albeit I need
to cleanup/modify a lot of our SVG's to make them platform independent, but
that's a whole other issue), but I assume there's no way I can test it with
Boost's webserver until we actually produce a release, which is a little
However, now that you've jogged my memory(!), I see there are some docbook
xsl params for setting the document type and adding:
<xsl:param>chunker.output.doctype-public="-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN"
To the build options produces output which looks OK locally, and as it's
HTML it doesn't need to be served as xml either, so I think that's problem
PS You could use the above mechanism to get a HTML 5 doctype - however it's
unlikely that boostbook actually generates valid HTML?
Boost list run by bdawes at acm.org, gregod at cs.rpi.edu, cpdaniel at pacbell.net, john at johnmaddock.co.uk