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Import DocBook or Texinfo

We are using Twiki internally to keep track of most of our engineering documents. Twiki has worked very well here at nanometrics. Many thanks for such a fine piece of work.

We also make use of GNU toolchain for our software projects and when it comes to finding things in the GNU documentation we hope to have one place where we can stored them locally and be easily searchable and viewable. Since many GNU documentation can be converted to DocBook format, I was wondering if there is a tool we can import DocBook into Twiki.

There is a DocBook wiki that allows authoring in native DocBook format. However that is a bit of an overkill for us. It is quite sufficient to be able to view and search the documentation.

I have browsed around and noticed that Twiki uses a format similar to DocBook? I wonder if you believe a DocBook import plugin is feasible/useful for Twiki users.

Regards, David

-- DavidHo - 23 Mar 2006

Technically it should not be too difficult to write a DocBook import utility. Perl has XML parsers, and there are a few converters you could take as the base for your own converter: Tag:import (if you write one we'd certainly appreciate if you post a DocBookToTWikiAddOn in the Plugins web.)

TWiki offers a relatively rich markup language, but it is not at the level of DocBook. For example TWiki does not yet have a FootnotesFeature.

-- PeterThoeny - 23 Mar 2006

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