DocBook Wiki Updated

Volume 9, Issue 118; 28 Nov 2006; last modified 08 Oct 2010

The DocBook wiki now exports…DocBook!

This morning I updated the DocBook Wiki to MoinMoin version 1.5.6 (from 1.3.4).

The principle motivation for this upgrade was support for DocBook. That seemed worthy of an upgrade for, you know, the DocBook wiki. Go to a page in the wiki and, click on the “More Actions:” pulldown, choose “Render as DocBook” and voilá DocBook source. How cool is that?

The MoinMoin CHANGES file lists dozens of bug fixes and nearly as many new features. I really ought to upgrade more often.

If you have any troubles, let me know.


Wow and even nested sections work :-) Though there's a bug when trying to convert the WikiSandBox.

—Posted by Camille Bégnis on 28 Nov 2006 @ 03:30 UTC #

Having tried various tools that suggest DocBook output, I was eager to try out MoinMoin's export. It was able to output fairly reasonable looking DocBook from the FrontPage that was valid, but the DocBook export from others had validation errors (table[not(title)], para/para, listitem/text()). It seems that valid DocBook from simple wiki markup is quite a high order indeed. At least it was all well-formed...

* FrontPage, WhyDocBook
* DocBookAuthoringTools, DocBookTools

—Posted by Keith Fahlgren on 28 Nov 2006 @ 04:32 UTC #