Problems rendering the book

Matthew Burgess matthew at
Thu Feb 8 11:17:57 PST 2007

On Thursday 08 February 2007 18:22, wrote:

> I'm waiting 1.72.1 release to start working on the update. Also, the DTD
> need be updated to 4.5.

As we've now got a fair number of tickets concerning rendering of the book, 
how does the following approach sound?

1. Wait for BLFS-6.2 to be released - we don't want to be screwing with 
Quantum's rendering infrastructure so close to a release.  It'd also be nice 
to have the DocBook-4.5 instructions in BLFS and installed on Quantum 
according to them.  I'll try and get a BLFS book patch together for that 

2. Upgrade to DocBook-4.5 DTD (#1893).  This should just be a trivial `sed'.  
It shouldn't directly affect our HTML or PDF output so is the easiest/safest 
change to get in.

3. Upgrade to DocBook-XSL-1.72.1 (no Trac ticket).  I'll leave this up to 
Manuel, though I really should try and get my head around XSLT one of these 

4. Upgrade to Fop-0.93 (#1947).  Again, this will be largely/wholly dependent 
on Manuel to fix up any rendering issues that crop up.

5. Move to DocBook-5.0 (RelaxNG) for XML validation (#855).  This is a way off 
yet, but will require a fair bit of work on all the individual XML files.

Does anyone see any issues with the above plan, aside from its distinct lack 
of timescales :-) ?


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