[erlang-questions] Documentation build process: creating DocBook XML?

Dmitrii 'Mamut' Dimandt dmitriid@REDACTED
Tue Feb 12 08:48:09 CET 2008

> I am well aware of DocBook it is a huge DTD. The possibility to use
> existing backends for docbook to generate html and pdf could be
> interesting.
> But when I searched around for such backends a year or two ago I did not find
> anything that was attractive enough.
> I followed the link above to the PHP doc and I was not impressed by
> the format. The idea with
> notes from readers is nice but would't a type of Wiki be nicer?
> What else is so much better in the php doc's format?

The number one advantage is ease of use and search engine optimization: 

It would be oh so nice to be able to just type in, say, 
http://erlang.org/doc/io:format or http://erlang.org/doc/io/format or 
http://erlang.org/doc/format and get the function or a list with 
suggestions (see, e.g., http://php.net/sprintf and http://php.net/sprint 
to see how it works for PHP)

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