Practical DocBook

Bergen Linux User Group, May 30, 2002

Peter N. M. Hansteen

Datadokumentasjon A/S

Table of Contents
The Problem
Background and history - SGML
History - DocBook
Foundations - communication
Why Docbook
Who uses DocBook?
What Docbook is and what it is not
Writing it like it is
Documentation integrated in the product
Platform independent
In practical terms: What you need
From content to appearance
A minimal example
Chapter as a separate file
A short procedure
A slightly more complicated project
What we did
Marked sections
Common source
'Enter the OEM'
The OEM version
References