[PATCH util-macros 1/2] Add XORG_WITH_W3M for HTML to text conversion

Gaetan Nadon memsize at videotron.ca
Tue Mar 22 19:33:03 PDT 2011

On Wed, 2011-03-23 at 00:02 +0100, Julien Cristau wrote:

> On Tue, Mar 22, 2011 at 17:27:22 -0400, Gaetan Nadon wrote:
> > The macros have to be backward compatible. In 3 years from now, no one
> > will have
> > 4.3 installed, so we will need to move up to 4.8. Building older
> > versions of tarballs
> > with older versions of docbook will not be possible. 
> > 
> Really?  I'd expect the old DTDs to stay around pretty much forever.
> The point of versioning these things is you can keep the old ones around
> to not break existing documents, and introduce changes in new versions.
> If you went around deleting old DTD versions you'd break old documents
> for no reason.

I recall a number of patches to settle on 4.3. A developer had 4.1 and
4.3 installed 
but not 4.2, which was the requested version of the xsl in the doc.
So it did not work. I don't recall the exact numbers. The net of it is
there is no way
to be sure of what gets shipped. Also, unless I misunderstood the
docbook web site,
v5 is not compatible with v4, a migration is required.

> Cheers,
> Julien
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