mpt at myrealbox.com
Sat Mar 5 21:48:52 UTC 2005
On 4 Mar, 2005, at 10:06 AM, Corey Burger wrote:
> I content that we should to the wiki as the primary source for all
That's good, as long as you're using it just as a source for text, not
expecting the layout to be automatic.
Look, for example, at these documents from the vendors of other
well-known operating systems:
None of them are particularly complicated, but you couldn't get
documents like those from an automatic wiki->PDF conversion.
> 1. We need to choose a ship format. I say either PDF or HTML
> 2. A good converter from HTML --> PDF
> 3. The wiki needs some major work on the backend
> -Remove parenting
> -Standardize on one markup (I propose the Wikipedia one, as it is
> fairly easy and becoming a standard)
In MediaWiki (the Wikipedia software), at least, you can insert raw
HTML containing style= attributes. But there are some aspects of CSS
that style attributes can't feasibly control. And even something as
simple as headers and footers on each page of a PDF wouldn't be
practical unless you have HTML-to-PDF software that implements CSS3
Paged Media. Do you?
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