[whatwg] X/HTML5 and DocBook

David Latapie david at empyree.org
Sun Feb 25 04:36:29 PST 2007


On Wed, 21 Feb 2007 19:26:01 +0000, Martin Atkins wrote:
> I believe the "Simplified DocBook" DTD was invented to address the 
> concern that DocBook was too complicated. I've seen Simplified 
> DocBook as an attempt to get an "HTML-like" simplicity while 
> retaining the powerful structured nature of DocBook documents.
> HTML5 comes at this from the other perspective, to a certain extent: 
> while Simplified DocBook scaled down DocBook to be more like HTML, 
> HTML5 adds structure elements to HTML to make it a bit more like 
> DocBook in many respects.
> Of course, that's not all HTML5 does. Many of HTML5's new features 
> are not for "documents" at all, but rather for web applications.

Thank you for this precious information. I later considered that my 
questionning would be better comparing *XHTML2* vs. 
(simplified)DocBook/xml, XHTML2 being more document-oriented than 
X/HTML5 is.
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