Subject: bridging the gap between Wiki & XML
To: None <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: netbsd-docs
Date: 10/16/2006 05:24:20
People complain that the DocBook/XML toolchain is too unwieldy/complicted 
to setup on the one hand, and (other people) that DocBook is the way to go 
to separate design from content.

As an idea to maybe bridge that gap, I've found that the MoinMoin Wiki 
software can export a page as DocBook. For an example, goto and at the "More Actions" dropdown menu 
select "Render as DocBook".

Long-term I'd like to get back to the NetBSD Guide as our "handbook" in 
XML, and having the rest of the website in something more wieldy that 
would be nice. We could collect data like what we have in 
htdocs/Documentation now, and when it's ripe moce it as a chapter to the 

Of course that would need someone to move all the contents once more... 

  - Hubert