$Id: RELEASE-NOTES.xml,v 1.4 2005/04/18 16:24:50 xmldoc Exp $
These are the release notes for the DocBook Website distribution. This file provides a high-level overview of features and API changes in each release.
Bug fixes are (mostly) not documented here. For a complete list of changes, including descriptions of bug fixes, see the NEWS file, which is auto-generated from the commit descriptions for changes in the project CVS repository.
This release includes some significant schema changes, as
well as a few relatively minor changes to the Website XSL
stylesheets, and a handful of bug fixes. It also includes a new
(and still experimental)
install.sh script to
facilitate XML catalog and locating-rules setup.
Website (non-full) is now based on Simplified DocBook 1.1 and Website "full" is now based on DocBook 4.4. The main benefit this provides is the ability to use HTML tables in your Website XML source (instead of just CALS tables).
RELAX NG schemas in RNC (compact-syntax) form as well as in RNG (XML syntax) form are now included in the distribution. You can use those to do context-sensitive Website editing in a RELAX NG-aware editor such as Emacs/nXML, oXygen XML Editor, XMLBuddy, or Exchanger XML Editor. (Note that the RELAX NG schemas are currently generated from the DTDs).
locatingrules.xml file has been
added to the distribution. The
locatingrules.xml file tells a "locating
rules"-aware editor such as Emacs/nXML to automatically
associate the included RELAX NG Website schema with any
document whose root element is
An example makefile,
Makefile-example.txt is now included in
the distribution. It is the actual makefile used to build the
content in the
Added sample gentext strings for de and fr.
Updated to work with revisions to olink in main DocBook stylesheet starting with version 1.66.
gentext is now used for "Home" text
All types of nodes under
(including PIs and comments, not only elements) are now
baseuri attribute in
website.database.xml now adds the
Accepted patch #787260 from vyt
table.spacer.image in the
navigation column. Use the spacer image again in the hspacer
for that row. Added new param to the hspacer template so that
the template can tell if its being called for the vspacer
note.gif, note.png, note.svg, note.tif files added
depends-file parameter was
added to more easily facilitate cleanup of depends files for
A new (and still experimental)
install.sh file has been added to the
Website distribution. For information on using it, see the