In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
Olin Shivers <email@example.com> wrote:
>If someone out there understands what the right thing is, I'd appreciate
I think texinfo or linuxdoc-sgml are the best options right now.
Texinfo is widely used, relatively simple and straight-forward,
and can be translated to dvi, ps, ?roff, html, the info format.
I think texinfo needs to be replaced by something sgml-based,
but for now texinfo is sufficient. Designing a successor to
texinfo is not something that the scsh project should get involved
with. If and when there is a successor, there will also be
translators to the successor.
An alternative is linuxdoc-sgml. I have not used it mayself,
but it is used by the Linux documentation project. It can
be translated into a number of other formats, including texinfo
and html. One problem is that it is not widely used outside the
Linux documentation project, and the DTD used is similarly
non-standard. I suspect this is a more powerful format than texinfo.
Using sgml is Good, and even if the linux-doc DTD becomes
replaced by some other standard, there will be tools to
translate it - after all that is what sgml is all about.
Using the docbook DTD for sgml might be reasonable, but I don't
know of a good set of free tools that work with it. (Perhaps someone
more knowledgeable can comment.)
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