[uf-discuss] Book Contents Format

Tantek Ç elik tantek at cs.stanford.edu
Thu Jun 22 07:46:46 PDT 2006

Alex, Bruce,

Please document your knowledge of existing book formats on the book-formats
page.  We could certainly use your help with that.




On 6/22/06 7:25 AM, "Bruce D'Arcus" <bdarcus.lists at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 6/21/06, Alex Ezell <aezell at gmail.com> wrote:
>> As Tantek mentioned, there aren't many real-world examples. Perhaps,
>> my project could be one such example and I would like for this group
>> to have as much input into the final format I use as makes sense.
> I think it's a good idea. DocBook, TEI, LaTeX are all good existing
> models (I think the constant focus on "real world = what's already on
> the web" is counter-productive; we're still early in the web
> revolution). Indeed, I author my academic articles and books in
> DocBook, and then convert them to a home-grown XHTML micro-format. It
> actually is pretty good on its own, but also imports nicely into Word
> (which is what publishers typically want).
> Note also that Alf Eaton did some work in this area.
> Bruce
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