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On Wed, 2003-11-19 at 11:16, Ari.Nordstrom@sorman.com wrote:
> Simon St. Laurent wrote...
> > We do accept a subset of DocBook, but it also depends on the
> author's
> > preference (of course), the editor's preference (some folks 
> > aren't fond
> > of XML), and the series (Missing Manuals and Hacks so far are Word
> > only.)
> Just out of curiosity: Does O'Reilly (still?) accept TeX as input
> format? And what about LaTeX? I tend to use Linux as much as I can but
> there's (IMHO) no good XML editor available for it, so I use LyX for
> most of my (Linux-based) writing.
> And while we're discussing the topic, does anyone know if there's a
> decent XML editor available for Linux (and I don't mean emacs)?

I have the same problem and have found XMLMind XML Editor (XXE) quite
decent. Even if not free as free speech, it's free as free beer and it
works beautifully on Linux.


> > I suspect that if there were a WYSIWYG DocBook editor with revision
> > marks, my co-workers would be happier about XML.  From my
> perspective,
> > Topologi's Markup Editor is quite beautifully sufficient.  (It was a
> > tremendous help during the editing of our upcoming RELAX NG book.)
> Your upcoming RELAX NG book? When?

Pretty soon I hope...

> > I'd guess that slightly under half the books I've edited were 
> > submitted
> > in XML.  Sadly, all of the books I've written are in Word.

I must confess I have written most of the book using a wiki wiki web and
transformed the whole stuff into DocBook through XSLT and that's been an
interesting experience!

> This _is_ sad. I'd rather go with FrameMaker than touch Word. It gives
> me the creeps.

If I write yet another book for O'Reilly, I'll probably try either
editing DocBook through XXE or using Open Office and transform it into

I am already producing NITF documents out of Open Office for XMLfr and
that's working fine.   


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