[NeXus-committee] Introduction in Docbook format

Pete Jemian prjemian at gmail.com
Thu Oct 28 20:35:47 BST 2010


Please don't do as you suggest.  Give me a chance to respond.
My attention has been diverted to the HDF5 workshop at DESY.

Also, please allow me to go back to the listserver logs and retrieve 
your message.  Just this week, Freddie and I worked out how to get 
messages to me (the email I was using was not receiving the messages 
sent).  Now I hear about your comments, I'll look at how to address them.

Docbook style sheets are possible to tinker with the formatting. 
Hopefully it will be easy to do, once I learn more about it.


On 10/28/2010 10:58 AM, Ray Osborn wrote:
> I got no response to my rant last week about how unreadable the new Docbook version of the introduction is - not illegible, just very unpleasant to look at. I see that some of the non-printing characters seem to be okay now, but my complaint still remains.
> Unless I hear any objections, I will revert the introduction back to old wiki form, which is much more attractive to read. I will try to update it with any changes in the text in the Docbook version.
> I am not suggesting that we abandon Docbook for the main documentation, but style matters. People who are coming to NeXus for the first time will want to see an introduction that is reasonably attractively formatted and pleasant to read. In the long term, does anyone who knows more about Docbook than me know if it is possible to attach stylesheets to the HTML output (and to the printed form), because that might be a longer term solution? Manuals don't have to look boring.
> Best regards,
> Ray

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