Linux Journal: Vim Macros for Editing DocBook Documents
Aug 30, 2004, 09:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mitch Frazier)
"Recently, while helping Linux Journal convert its editorial
process to use DocBook/XML for articles, I had occasion to convert
some old Vim macros for use with the new process. The original
macros were key maps or abbreviations for inserting Quark tags and
special characters. The new editorial process involves marking or
tagging a document in DocBook/XML. From there, a stylesheet is
applied to convert the document either to Quark for publication in
the print magazine or to HTML for publication on the Web site.
"DocBook exists in two basic forms, an SGML version and a newer
XML version. DocBook is a markup language that looks similar to
HTML. It uses tags with attributes and ampersand sequences for
specifying special characters and symbols..."