DocBook in the Wild: A Look at Newer Content

by Keith Fahlgren

Here's a quick follow-up to earlier post about DocBook elements in the wild. This time I'm focusing on five more recent titles that were all typeset using our DocBook-XSL stylesheet customizations.

[Update: Based on a comment from one of the book's authors, I should be more explicit about what I mean by "produced"--I'm referring to the period when the book was typeset by O'Reilly's Production department(s) (and copy-edited, indexed, and reviewed). What was happening during the authoring phase in unspecified. :-)]

2 Comments

Paul DuBois
2007-05-07 15:47:40
I'm intrigued to see MySQL Cookbook included in the list, but I'm not sure it *quite* qualifies as a book produced "in DocBook." The O'Reilly production department did indeed work with the DocBook version of the manuscript, but in fact I wrote it using troff + vi. I ran the chapters through a troff -> DocBook converter before sending them to O'Reilly. :-)
Keith Fahlgren
2007-05-07 15:57:45
Paul: You're probably right that my definition of "production" is probably non-intuitive (for me it relates to the format in "Production", the typesetting/copyediting/indexing/etc stage). I'll update the entry to be clearer.


On the other hand, I did make it clearer with my second sentence:


"""This time I'm focusing on five more recent titles that were all typeset using our DocBook-XSL stylesheet customizations."""


For the record, the only title from that list that did not come to us as DocBook was Unicode Explained. What happens before our doors.... :-)