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Re: <OK> Re: [Groff] ESR in manpages versus the WEB

From: Eric S. Raymond
Subject: Re: <OK> Re: [Groff] ESR in manpages versus the WEB
Date: Mon, 1 Jan 2007 12:25:38 -0500
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M Bianchi <address@hidden>:
> But that form is _so_ much easier to read and understand, especially for the
> novice!  That, to my mind, is the overriding goal of the exercise.

I agree.  Unfortunately, I can't fix this.  If the DocBook DTD were to loosen
so this were allowed, I would support it in a heartbeat.

This problem affects fewer than 1% of man pages.

> Surely doclifter could deal with macros of that model and create
> DocBook stub pages to point to the full-blown page; or am I missing
> something?

You'd have to get the macros deployed first, which isn't easy.
                <a href="";>Eric S. Raymond</a>

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