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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..."

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