DocBook Tutorial at XML 2004

Volume 7, Issue 156; 02 Sep 2004; last modified 08 Oct 2010

If DocBook is part of your plans for XML 2004, you’ll probably excuse my shameless plug for “DocBook: From Syntax to Publication”. Probably.

Morning comes late these days, evening too soon, and the air has a long forgotten crispness about it. As Doc Searls put it so eloquently, OSIS.

In the fall, one’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of…markup, of course! (With apologies to Tennyson and everyone in the southern hemisphere.) In particular, it’s time to start preparing for XML 2004. The conference has been moved into November, mercifully farther away from the winter holiday crush, so it’s even more important to start planning now.

I’m delighted that the conference schemas this year are DocBook-based and if DocBook is part of your plans, let me <plug role='shameless'> recommend DocBook: From Syntax to Publication by yours truly. </plug> Irrespective of whether you want to listen to me or not, you do not want to miss this conference.

And no, before you ask, the irony of giving a DocBook tutorial on the last day of the conference on the first year in which the submission schemas are based on DocBook is not lost on me. If my crystal ball was any good, I’d have given this tutorial last year! Ah, well, think of it as really advanced planning for XML 2005!


is you presentation on DocBook from XML 2004 available online (or will it be)?

—Posted by Clint Laskowski on 03 Sep 2004 @ 04:47 UTC #

I usually put the slides from tutorials and presentations that I give online after the fact. So if you can't make it to XML 2004, you'll probably be able to see the slides sometime in late November or December of 2004.

—Posted by Norman Walsh on 03 Sep 2004 @ 04:53 UTC #