DocBook Benefits

  • single-source publishing—one source document, many target output formats

    • print output (PostScript, PDF, RTF)

    • Web output (HTML/XHTML, single page, chunked output)

    • help systems (HTMLHelp, info, man, JavaHelp)

  • support fast software development cycle

    • process of generating various output formats is fully automated

  • modular documents—content reuse

  • conditional documents

  • authors no longer have to worry about presentation