Re: [request for review] Port of s6 documentation to mdoc(7)

From: Laurent Bercot <>
Date: Tue, 01 Sep 2020 10:11:14 +0000

>* We negotiate a HTML schema your documentation can be written in, which
> is based on current documentation; existing HTML documentation will be
> converted to the schema, with minimised changes. (The structuredness
> of HTML helps; now you also see why knowing some Lisp is beneficial :)

  I'm totally willing to use a HTML schema we can negotiate, to write
future documentation in. What I don't want to do is:
  - Touch existing documentation, unless I have to rewrite the content of
a page for some reason. Of course, if the conversion work is done by
somebody else, I have no objection to upstreaming the new documents.
  - Add heavy dependencies to the Makefiles.

  But honestly, if I'm going to change the way I write doc, I'd rather
write scdoc, which is simpler than plain HTML especially if we're
adding a lot of semantic tags to that HTML. To me, the best thing
would be if someone would add a HTML backend to scdoc. I may do it
myself if I need a break from interesting service management stuff and
experience an irresistible urge to work on HTML generation instead.
The odds are what they are.

Received on Tue Sep 01 2020 - 10:11:14 UTC

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