DocBook Slides

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DocBook Slides

Post by honyk » Wed Jun 02, 2010 6:55 pm


it would be nice to ship also DocBook Slides DTD as one of Oxygen frameworks together with a decent CSS style for visual editing. I know this schema is not standardized, it is just try. Btw, XSLT styles are already shipped ;-)



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Re: DocBook Slides

Post by george » Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:44 am

Dear Jan,

I tried to use the DocBook slides for my XML Prague presentation this year but I gave up. I posted two bugs on the schemas on the DocBook issue tracker together with patches but I did not receive any notification that the patches were committed.
The DocBook stylesheets contain some code to process slides but that does not work correctly, I remember that I had to modify the stylesheets to be able to process a document correctly.
To conclude I think that slides need a little more work before we can ship them as a framework in oXygen. Also, for a presentation the author wants to focus also on how the information is presented and in general it is a one time task so DocBook is not necessarily the best candidate for that.

Best Regards,
George Cristian Bina

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