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[lcdproc] SGML semi-expert sought


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  • From: cjenkins AT matrix-orbital.com (Chantelle Jenkins)
  • Subject: [lcdproc] SGML semi-expert sought
  • Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2000 10:00:07 -0600



> Check out the LDP Author Guide. It might give you a hand.
>
> If you want, send the DocBook to me and I'll check it against
> the LDP DSSSL and see how it looks.
> The callouts are because the callout images aren't being copied
> correctly. They have to be copied by hand into a callouts/
> diurectory IIRC. I'll check on my machine at work tomorrow.
>
> -Mark
> LAG Author
>
> "William W. Ferrell" wrote:
> >
> > 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:
> >
> > DOES ANYBODY KNOW ANYTHING WHATSOEVER about using DocBook on a
> > Debian Linux box?
> >
> > I've got SGMLtools, and it does a great job rendering HTML and DVI
> > files but has a few problems:
> >
> > HTML:
> > 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.
> >
> > DVI:
> > <WARNING>, <NOTE>, and <CAUTION> blocks don't get their images
> > done right.
> >
> > 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 certserver.pgp.com --recv-key 7478FC7A
> >
> > I think my career is ruined!
> >
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