Re: Patch to 0.71 spec file

Hugo van der Kooij (
Wed, 1 Apr 1998 09:50:00 +0200 (MET DST)

On Tue, 31 Mar 1998, David Mosberger-Tang wrote:

> >>>>> On Tue, 31 Mar 1998 22:06:34 +0200 (MET DST), Hugo van der Kooij <> said:
> Hugo> Unfortunatly the HTML documentation is missing at present. Due
> Hugo> to the ackwarc TeX to HTML convertor used.
> What do you mean? Install dlh and the original spec will work fine
> (at least as far as the documentation is concerned).

But dlh is not quite standard. And frankly I don't like the output of
LaTeX to HTML convertors.

> Hugo> I would suggest the documentation is done in SGML.
> I heard your suggestion the first time. Personally, I do not like
> writing SGML sources. It's much easier for me to write LaTeX and I
> can produce PS, PDF, HTML from it, which works just fine for me. If
> someone wants to rewrite the docs in sgml that's perfectly fine with
> me, but please don't tell others what they should and should not do.

Well. As a large part of the SANE users are Linux oriented and the
majority of Linux documentation is done with SGML I would definitly
prefer SGML. And SGML is not that difficult for some used to LaTeX.

So if a project like this has to really get of the ground we have to agree
to some sort of standard for documentation. My vote will be for the use of
SGML. Withou same sort of agreement on this this project may be heavily
cripled by inconsistent or missing documentation.


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