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1. Making of

1.1 Legal stuff

Copyright © 1997-2000 by Uwe Böhme. This document may be distributed under the terms set forth in the Linux Documentation Project License at LDP. Please contact the authors if you are unable to get the license. This is free documentation. It is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but without any warranty; without even the implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

This document is not part of ldp (even if I took their form of license). I'm not yet playing in that league.

1.2 Genesis

This document was born trying to learn more about writing texts on my linux system. The one system looking like suitable to my needs was sgml-tools SGML-Tools Organsation an the linuxdoc dtd.

In [SGML-Tools User's Guide 1.0 ($Revision: $)] (see section Reference) the overall structure is described nice and easy. Also [Quick SGML Example, v1.0] (see section Reference) was helpful, but:

A lot of features are not mentioned.

On the way to learn more about it, I met [The qwertz Document Type Definition] (see section Reference). It's as detailed as hoped, but it's not made for the linuxdoc dtd (even if linuxdoc is based on qwertz).

I tried a new approach: Look at the dtd

dtd = document type definition
file itself, and try to understand it.

As time went by I noticed that I also forgot about some stuff, or - at least - didn't point it out strong enough. This will change within the next revision.

Any feedback you might have is welcome (especially help with English spelling or grammar) by e-mail at Uwe Böhme.

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