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Re: Documentation Metrics
On Oct 17, 4:14pm, David C. Merrill, Ph.D. wrote:
> Subject: Re: Documentation Metrics
> *revised, "beta" metrics are at the end of the post*
> From: "Martin WHEELER" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > On Mon, 16 Oct 2000, David C. Merrill, Ph.D. wrote:
> > > I am working on the set of metrics to be used in reviewing our
> > >
> > > 5. Source Format
> > > - DocBook SGML
> > > - DocBook XML (none currently, I think)
> > > - LinuxDoc SGML
> > > - HTML
> > > - text
> > > - texinfo
> > > - whatever else you find
> > suggestion:
> > 5. Source Format
> > * SGML - DocBook
> > - Linuxdoc
> > - other
> > * XML - DocBook
> > - other
> > * HTML - 2.0
> > - 3.2
> > - 4.0 (strict/transitional)
> > - 4.01
> > - other
> > * text
> > * texinfo
> > * other
> I will store the file formats using the more hierarchical format
> you show above. It makes sense. However, the distinction in HTML
> dialects is not important to me. Any document whose source is HTML
> will need conversion to DocBook.
> AFAIK, there are no "other" SGML DTDs currently in use. If we find some,
> though, we'll identify them as such.
True; at this point in time.
You could provide a finer level of granularity to the DocBook
category, such as:
- DocBook 3.x
- DocBook 4.x
but then again, I'm not sure if anything would be gained from doing
that. I suppose it might be valuable to track if, in the future, we
ever decide to drop support for, say 3.x. At this time it's virtually
a no-brainer to support/process both DTDs at this point.
> 11. Keywords
> These will be used in generating meta-data.
I struggled with this when I did a snapshot of all HOWTOs for the omf.
It came down to parsing the SGML, trying to grab keywords from the
abstract/title area(s) and then reviewing them (by "hand"). With
only 300 HOWTOs this was possible.
If we are in the process of creating a catalog, we might want to try
to tackle this now, and/or put the keyword content back into the
source SGML (so that it can be easily parsed/indexed/etc.).
This is shaping up nicely.
Greg Ferguson - s/w engr / mtlhd | gferg at sgi.com
SGI Tech Pubs - http://techpubs.sgi.com/ |
Linux Doc Project - http://www.linuxdoc.org/ | gferg at metalab.unc.edu
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