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[docbook] Ruminations on the future of DocBook

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After the last DocBook TC meeting, I found that I was feeling rather
depressed. Well, maybe depressed is too strong a word. But it wasn't a
happy feeling.

It's hard to articulate exactly why. I think it's because DocBook is
showing its age. There comes a point in the life cycle of any system
when adding one more patch is the wrong solution to every problem.
Eventually, it's time to rethink, refactor, and rewrite.

For DocBook, I think that time has come.

I've written a couple of essays[1][2] about this and published them

More thinking is definitely in order. By more minds than mine, which
is why I'm publishing these essays now.

I want to emphasize that this is very much my opinion and that I'm not
speaking for the TC (or my employer, or anyone else). And I reserve
the right to be completely wrong. :-)

                                        Be seeing you,


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Norman Walsh <>      | Things work out best for those who | make the best of the way things
Chair, DocBook Technical Committee | work out.
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