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[lcdproc] SGML semi-expert sought

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  • From: wwf AT (William W. Ferrell)
  • Subject: [lcdproc] SGML semi-expert sought
  • Date: Tue, 19 Sep 2000 19:06:03 -0600

Hey folks,

Partly 'cause I'm curious if anyone actually *reads* my posts to the
list anymore (aside from vendors to catch my price quote fuckups :), and
partly because I could seriously use the help:

Linux box?

I've got SGMLtools, and it does a great job rendering HTML and DVI files
but has a few problems:

Images are always fucked up and are never handled right. If I create
callouts, for example, in source code prints, it is supposed to
produce and copy the little numbers-in-the-circles things to the right
spot. It doesn't.

<WARNING>, <NOTE>, and <CAUTION> blocks don't get their images done
right either.

<WARNING>, <NOTE>, and <CAUTION> blocks don't get their images done

Lists get *INCREDIBLY* screwed up. Imaging I'm putting this very list
of complaints into a "SimpleList" block, with "HTML" and "DVI" being
elements to the left, and these long verbose whines on the right. In
*every* instance, if the length of an item on the right side of the
simple list exceeds one line, it just runs off the end of the page
instead of, oh, I dunno, *wrapping* to the next line.

This is frustrating. I'm writing the protocol up in SGML/DocBook.
O'Reilly claims to use DocBook for all their books. O'Reilly's books are
*beautiful* pieces of typesetting. My stuff, on the other hand, looks
like steaming shit.

Any ideas? Thanks for the help, gang.

William W. Ferrell, System Administrator, Global Crossing Ltd.
950 17th St Ste 2200, Denver, CO 80202 1.303.223.0564

Public key available:
gpg --keyserver --recv-key 7478FC7A

I think my career is ruined!

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