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Subject: Standard Generalized Markup Language, DocBook, Matt Welsh (computer scientist), Markup languages, FHTML
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LinuxDoc is an SGML DTD which is similar to DocBook. It was created by Matt Welsh and version 1.1 was announced [1] in 1994. It is primarily used by the Linux Documentation Project. The DocBook SGML tags are often longer than the equivalent LinuxDoc tags.[2] LinuxDoc has a more succinct DTD than DocBook and users of small to medium size projects[3] have found that it suits their purposes better than DocBook. The Debian distribution of Linux has a linuxdoc-tools package.

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External links

  • A JavaScript based web page that generates LinuxDoc
    • Sample of LinuxDoc generated with above generator
    • The above LinuxDoc compiled to HTML using SGMLTools


  1. ^ Announcement "Linuxdoc-SGML v1.1 now available" by Matt Welsh (computer scientist) 1994-06-07
  2. ^ "Comparison of DocBook to LinuxDoc (short)" by David Lawyer, June 23, 2000, revised Mar. 2005
  3. ^ alt.cyberpunk: "About the FAQ", 2000-12-07

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