The move to custom XML
markh at linuxfromscratch.org
Mon May 19 08:56:42 PDT 2003
On Sun, 18, May, 2003 at 11:39:13PM -0400, Timothy Bauscher spoke thus..
> 3. File creation
<cat type="new"> cat > $LFS/etc/group
<cat type="add"> cat >> $LFS/etc/group ??
> 4. Emphasis
> <warning>Don't forget to install Emacs</warning>
> <note>This builds the C compiler.</note>
> <attention>Do not attempt this fix if you don't have Glibc-2.2.3
Why not just use one tag
with a few types; type="warning" type="note" type="attention" ?
> * Should an effort be made to create a profile-like book?
> ie: A book which can be used for automated installs.
I disagree with Archaic here. I think it'd be handy to have a XSLT
script which would convert the book XML into an ALFS profile. It would
save a lot of work. People would still have to look through it however
(for example, the "if you have glibc-2.2.3 only then do this" parts)
> * Can the layout be improved? Are there any nicer looking
I personally have always like the HTML look of the autobook:
which is produced using texi2html. I don't know whether we'd be able
to do something similar.
> The conversion will be a large, time-consuming task. During
> that stage, book development may have to freeze.
Agreed. I'm willing to help convert a chapter or two. Also, should
blfs-dev be CC'd in the discussion to find out if there are any extra
tags which they'd need? I assume it'd be regarded as appropriate to
include them in the LFS XML markup. (This assumes that Larry wants to
convert BLFS to use LFS XML).
Mark Hymers <markh at linuxfromscratch dot org>
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