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Subject: Re: [boost] Generating Boost documentation with pandoc
From: Stefan Seefeld (stefan_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-07-22 17:05:09

On 22.07.2016 16:27, Robert Ramey wrote:
> On 7/22/16 12:58 PM, Stefan Seefeld wrote:
>> On 22.07.2016 15:45, Robert Ramey wrote:
>>> On 7/22/16 11:25 AM, Stefan Seefeld wrote:
>>>> BoostBook was invented inside Boost, but to a large extend is useful
>>>> outside of Boost. So a few years ago we started an effort to
>>>> "standardize" it, i.e. merge it (and by "it" I mean the schema as well
>>>> as the stylesheets) into the DocBook project itself.
>>>> (Note that some of the BoostBook are actually too specific for a wider
>>>> audience, but the parts that aren't should eventually be available as
>>>> part of DocBook.
>>> OK - so this is a DocBook project rather than a Boost project.
>>> But the version of DocBook that boost uses is DocBook 4 and uses a DTD
>>> schema. The more current version of DocBook is 5.0. DocBook 5.1 is
>>> specified but the last complete reference is DocBook 5.0. And
>>> interest in DocBook has seemed to have waned. Of course it's not going
>>> to disappear as a lot of stuff is made for it. And, though I hate
>>> XML, it does a good job of factoring out the meaning of the document
>>> elements from that of the formating. I think it was a good choice for
>>> BoostBook to be a specialized version of DocBook which includes
>>> transforms from BoostBook to DocBook.
>> I'm not entirely sure I see the point you are trying to make. (I should
>> clarify: the "standardization" effort I'm talking about means to take
>> the 95% of BoostBook that are generic and produce an RNG grammar from it
>> that extends the DocBook 5.x RNG grammar.)
> My point is .. I'm just wondering about the value of such an effort.
> I think it's great that you want to make something better, I'm just
> suggesting you consider the best return on your efforts. I don't see
> how enhancing DocBook would have anything to do with boost.

Who said it did ? There is a world outside Boost, didn't you notice ? ;-)


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