From: Susan Korgen (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Apr 30 2004 - 07:07:26 PDT
How do I obtain the standard Docbook stylesheets created by Norman Walsh?
At 03:20 PM 4/30/2004 +0400, you wrote:
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>The stylesheets you refer to were proprietary stylesheets used by
>RenderX to format XEP documentation written in a subset of Docbook.
>The aim of 'index.xsl' module was to support Docbook indexes, however it
>was rather experimental and we have never actually used it much. We
>shipped it only with several XEP versions up to XEP 3.4.
>Note that those stylesheets were not intended to be used as example
>and we do not provide any guarantee that they there bugs-free nor we
>support them in any form.
>Starting from XEP 3.5 we completely give up use of the proprietary
>stylesheets and decided to use standard Docbook stylesheets created by
>Norman Walsh. This allowed us to use the full set of Docbook elements
>and to avoid problems with maintaining our own set of stylesheets.
> >From that time on, XEP distribution contains only customization
>stylesheets which are supposed to work with standard Docbook XSL
>I have added an empty index element (<index/>)to the end of your
>document (before </book>) in order to trigger Index generation and
>processed this document with standard Docbook stylesheets - the index
>was successfully generated. I'd rather suggest to switch to the
>standard Docbook stylesheets. You can use your own customization layer
>(as we did now) in order to achieve desired appearance. Customization
>techniques are thoroughly described in Bob Stayton's excellent book
>"DocBook XSL: The Complete Guide" (http://www.sagehill.net/docbookxsl/)
>Alexander Peshkov mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
>SK> I've had a response to my email (not from RenderX) that says there
>SK> is both too much and not enough information for anyone to work
>SK> on the problem.
>SK> I would be delighted to correspond with anyone who can tell me a
>SK> better way to describe my problem, so that a solution can be found.
>SK> Indexing is difficult, so I assume any solutions would be of general
>SK> My assumption has been that there is a simple syntax error in
>SK> my index_xep.xsl file that a knowledgeable person would spot quickly.
>SK> My hope is that since my file is based on one I downloaded from RenderX,
>SK> there is someone at RenderX who understands it better than I do.
>SK> We have been RenderX customers for nearly a year now and this is our
>SK> first serious problem in using the product. I hope I can get some help.
>SK> If anyone would like to call me rather than send email,
>SK> my number is 617-577-3642.
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