Adding Docbook 4.3 and DocBook XSL 1.65.1 to kdelibs

Frans Englich frans.englich at
Mon Aug 16 03:22:59 BST 2004

Hello all,

I'm working on two documentation projects on, KDE Usability 
Articles, and a face lift of the Human Interface Guidelines. Both use 
docbook, and the docbook DTDs as well as XSLs must be available in order for 
people to work with those two projects.

Specifically, the two need:

* Docbook XML 4.3
* Docbook XSL 1.65.1: Formatting Objects and XHTML output

Docbook XML 4.3 is on <500kb, so I guess it's ok if I add it to kdelibs.

DocBook XSL have grewn significantly in size however, even if it's stripped 
similarly to the kdelibs/kdoctools/customization/xsl, the size is 7.9mb, 
compared to the current on 2.9mb.

The above functionality is widely used, and should be available centrally in 
KDE. The size is daunting but it have to be consumed somewhere, the question 
is where.

If it should be placed in kdelibs(if not, it will probably lead to duplicates 
in the long run), should it replace kdelibs/kdoctools/customization/xsl or be 
another version, similar to the DTDs? I don't have insight in the KDE doc 
system to spot regressions etc.




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