7 To-do list
With regards to DocBook support:
qandaset table of contents
elements to be nodes in Texinfo.
(do it like what the DocBook XSL stylesheets do)
- Man pages should support
(and there's more).
- Some DocBook 4.0 stuff:
On the other hand adding the DocBook 4.2 stuff shouldn't be that hard.
line numbering, and call-out bugs specified
Seems to need XSLT extensions though.
- A template-based system for title pages, and
- Setting column widths in tables are not yet supported in man
pages, but they should be.
- Support for typesetting mathematics.
However, I have never seen any man pages or Texinfo manuals
that require this, obviously because math looks horrible
in ASCII text.
For other work items, see the `limitations' or
`bugs' section in the individual tools' reference pages.
Other work items:
- Improve the stylesheet documentation.
- Write documentation for Man-XML and Texi-XML.
Write a smaller application (smaller than DocBook, that is!)
of Man-XML and/or Texi-XML (e.g. for W3C specs).
A side benefit is that we can identify any bugs or design
misfeatures that are not noticed in the DocBook application.
- Figure out some way for manuals not written in a strict reference style
(like this one, and most Texinfo-based manuals) to be condensed or
summarized automatically into man pages, without having to
explicitly write material in the
- Need to go through the stylesheets and check/fill in
any missing DocBook functionality. Make a table
outlining what part of DocBook we support.
For example, we have to check that each attribute
is actually supported for an element that we claim
to support, or else at least raise a warning to the
user when that attribute is used.
Also some of the DocBook elements are not rendered
very nicely even when they are supported.
- Fault-tolerant, complete error handling.
- Full localization for the output, as well as the messages
from docbook2X programs. (Note that
we already have internationalization for the output.)
- Do away with the automake bloat.
- Write a script to help compare two (or more) sets
of character maps in XSLT format.