DocBook Benefits

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

    • print output (PostScript, PDF, RTF, OOXML, ODF)

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

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

    • other formats (ePub, LaTeX, ConTeXt)

  • publishing chain can be fully automated and handle frequent changes in a documentation

  • modular documents—content reuse

  • conditional documents

  • authors no longer have to worry about presentation