Docbook is easy to learn, easy to write, and does things other text Then you process file with Apache FOP, a Java application that. You should also take a look at the information about SVG support in FOP at the apache website: Bob Stayton. Apache™ FOP: General questions¶. What is Apache™ FOP?¶; .. Older DocBook style sheets generate fo:table-with-caption elements, so watch out.
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But the DocBook XSL stylesheets include support for some of the extensions provided by a few of the processors, and those will be described in this book. Because these products are undergoing rapid development, and because they provide their own documentation and support, this book will not provide general instructions on how to apachd them.
If you unzip it to the stylesheets directory the customisation layer will unzip into the directories commonfo and xhtml. The following are some examples of using the scripts:. This is particularly pertinent if you study at The University Of Docgook because any documentation created by me there in DocBook uses this customisation layer, all the tutorials I have written conform dpcbook these stylesheets. Since the Apache FOP will probably complain about hyphenation, grab the hyphenation patterns and tk the jar file fop-hyph.
Here is the zipped customisation layer: Validation is beneficial because a valid document is less likely to break processing tools if a valid document does break a processing tool it is likely that the processing tool is broken and not the document.
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Ordered lists are used to specify a sequence of steps of which the order of evaluation is significant. The commercial processors are assumed to provide their own documentation and support, so installation instructions for commercial processors are not provided in this book. Download the zipped archive, http: Put the following content into it:. Some stylesheets may define that nested lists are of a different numeration by default.
The tools that will be installed are; a bunch of tools and libraries called ‘libxml’, Saxon and FOP.
In Antenna House, the extension is an attribute named axf: If the document is docbiok xmllint will output an error similar to this:. For starters I do not use any PHP code in my documentation so I do not have the need for Phing tasks that take care of syntax highlighting program listings yet.
The version numbers shown here may differ from the ones in your distribution. The reason for the thead and tfoot elements is so that different layouts can be applied by the stylesheets for the header and the footer of the table respectively.
yo To install libxml on a Windows machine doxbook needs to download the Windows binaries and libraries. The figure contains a mediaobject element which can occur on it’s own too and may contain audioobjectcaptionimageobjectobjectinfotextobject and videoobject elements. Provides the support library for SVG graphics. The stylesheets are now ready to use.
For a long time, version 0. One could use stylesheets such that, in HTML rendered output, the phrase used in the textobject would become the alternative text in an image in the HTML. Note The three links shown immediately above may be broken since it is common practice to remove old versions from a download page when they are obsoleted.
Some common inline elements 3. Sometimes it is a project requirement but more often than that it is just more efficient having dovbook document to which you can refer users to and stop waisting you precious time explaining the fundamentals of content management systems to novice users socbook of actually doing what you are payed for. Unfortunately there is no morecolumns attribute, instead one has to use namest to specify the starting column of the entry and nameend to specify the ending column of the entry.
How the PDF is created
Note The output produced in the following examples was produced using a customisation of the stylesheets hence output on systems not implementing the same customisations may differ. The installation for Unix and Windows machines docbbook the same.
You can change what the message says in a customization layeror you could define it as an empty template there to turn off the message entirely.
The output above is PDF, with HTML all the tables look the same as the one with attribute all apart from the one with attribute none which has no frame at all. Instead of modifying that catalog file, create a new one called catalog in the docbook-xml The value applied to this attribute is the name of the columns, columns are named using the colspec element, colspec elements are inserted inside tgroup but before theadtbody and tfoot:. One may also specify the type of enumeration that the list will display, there are five types of enumeration; arabic, loweralpha, lowerroman, upperalphaupperroman.
It may be that your system is not allocating enough memory to the Java Virtual Machine.
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The type of enumeration is specified via the numeration attribute like this:. The attributes colsep and rowsep are used to control whether lines should be drawn between columns and rows respectively:. The DocBook DTD Document Type Definition contains rules which specify the structure of a valid DocBook document, for example, the order that elements may appear and valid attributes etc. This will generate a PDF file named according to the name provided as the second argument. In Arbortext, the element is fo: Since I do not like to repeat myself I wanted a system that is capable of generating documentation in variety of formats, PDF being the most important one.
The following entities are provided for special characters, they must always be used unless they are used in a section that has been marked as a CDATA section.
FOP has built-in support for some graphics formats, but some popular formats such as PNG are not supported natively.