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From Thorbjørn Ravn Andersen <>
Subject RE: [OT] Looking for DTD & stylesheets for technical documentatio n
Date Wed, 05 Jul 2000 10:17:27 GMT
> > You may find DocBook or TEI suitable for this.
> > 
> > --
> >   Thorbjørn
> Can you point me at a DTD and the corresponding stylesheets?  
> I'm hoping
> that all I'll have to do is write my docs against the DTD, 
> push a button
> and get HTML and PDF output.

DocBook in both SGML and XML variants is available from  It is a great help
to purchase the book.

TEI is available (Google is great for this) from

It appears that the instructions for setting up the environment is best for TEI.

You will need a XSL:FO to PDF processor.  If you work on Windows I would suggest using FOP
(same place as Cocoon).  If you work on a Unix box with TeX installed already, I would suggest
PassiveTeX since it produces very nice PDF-files, but it is a lot harder to get going than

I have described a Linux based DocBook XML publishing pathway in my thesis at
[2.2 Mb], which is unfortunately rather brief, but hopefully enough to get you going.


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