Experimental Project

This is a sandbox project, which contains experimental code for developer use only.

A documentation system that can be used for creating and editing simple DocBook documents, quickly and easily, from a web interface. It uses a simple text markup syntax, similar to a wiki markup, to denote some of the most commonly used DocBook elements. Then, this markup can be converted to HTML for being displayed on a browser, and most importantly, can be converted to XML for exporting the documents in the DocBook format.

Two custom modules are being developed, which allow to create, edit, import and export simple DocBook documents. An installation profile is being developed as well, which will try to make sure that the installation/configuration is done easily, it includes all the needed modules and features, and it provides a working system out-of-the-box.

The number of tags/elements that can be used in a DocBook document is huge (see: http://www.docbook.org/tdg/en/html/part2.html). Fortunately, the structure of a DocBook document is very flexible, not all of the tags are required, and with a very small subset of them one can write pretty good DocBook documents. DocBookWiki employs a very small subset of DocBook tags, which usually are enough to write manuals or other technical documents for programs or applications. Maybe later it can also become extensible, in order to support other types of documents as well.

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