Figure 1018. What is Docbook? Slide presentation
  • Focus on technical documentation

  • Excellent authoring user interface

  • Semantic markup language

    • XML based


Figure 1019. Authoring and publishing Slide presentation
Authoring and publishing

Figure 1020. Document representation Slide presentation
<section version="5.1"
  xmlns="http://docbook.org/ns/docbook"
  ...>

  <title>A Title</title>

  <para>A paragraph</para>
</section>

Figure 1021. Software centric schema Slide presentation

Software specific support:

Software centric schema

Figure 1022. Document targets Slide presentation
Document targets

Figure 1023. Docbook components Slide presentation
  • Target format generators

    • XSL style sheets targeting HTML and FO

    • CSS and JavaScript for generated HTML


Figure 1024. Target format overview Slide presentation
  • PDF

  • Epub(3)

  • Slides

  • ...


Figure 1025. Tooling / Software Slide presentation
Editing / office
Editing / programming

emacs, vi, notepad, XML IDE, ...

XSLT processors

Saxon 6.5.5, Xalan, ...

FO (PDF) processors

Figure 1026. Different schema languages Slide presentation
Docbook 5.x

Based on RelaxNG grammar

Docbook 4.x (old / outdated)

Based on DTD grammar