docbook2texi-spec.pl - convert DocBook Booksto Texinfo documents
[ sgml document
is a sgmlspl spec file that produces GNU Texinfo documents
from DocBook documents.
The program reads ESIS produced by onsgmls (or other SGML parsers) from standard
input. Currently the document element must be Book, otherwise the results are
Its output, the converted Texinfo document, is written to standard output.
The file basename.refs
will also be created, which contains all the nodes
in the document and their immediate 'child' nodes. As node processing always
require forward references, docbook2texi
must be run twice for each
document: the first time to build the references, and the second to actually
generate a valid document.
The SGMLSpm package from CPAN. This package includes the sgmlspl script that is
on non-DocBook or non-conformant SGML results in
undefined behavior. :-)
This program is a slow, dodgy Perl script.
This program does not come close to supporting all the possible markup in
DocBook, and may produce wrong output in some cases with supported markup.
- How the hell do you represent a backslash (\) in
Texinfo!!@? I've tried \\ but TeX complains about it.
- Fix breakages found in the test documents.
- Add new element handling and fix existing handling. Be
- Make it faster. I think most of the speed problems so far
is with parsing ESIS. Rewrite SGMLS.pm with C and/or get input
directly from SP.
- There are some dependencies on elements occurring when they
are actually optional (according to the DTD). We need to fix that
(preferably) or prominently state the requirements.
- Allow other more common document elements.
- Separate out node referencing to a separate script. Not
only would it make it faster/easier to maintain because it's separate from
the main code, but also I would like it to evolve into an automatic
DocBook ToC generator.
Copyright (C) 1998-1999 Steve Cheng <email@example.com>
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