XSL: The Complete Guide
These are unsolicited comments from readers about DocBook
XSL: The Complete Guide. Many of the comments were given
when the book was still under development and the working
title was Using the DocBook XSL Stylesheets.
"Your DocBook XSL: The Complete Guide is excellent!
We're starting the switchover from DSSSL to XSL (for HTML
for now), and your book really hits the spot."
"This is a fantastic effort! Very well written, comprehensive
and - best of all - *maintained* :-) "
"Thanks for writing this famous doc. Excellent work!"
"Bob's guide is a must read for anyone interested in
using XSL stylesheets."
"What a great document! I had been tearing my hair out
trying to get the results I wanted with OpenJade, and then
I found your excellent and succinct document, and ended up
using xsltproc instead -- much easier to understand with your
"Thanks again for your great work on the DocBook XSL
book. It continues to make my life so much easier."
"Check Bob's excellent online tutorial for how to achieve
what you're looking for."
"I found that your document is the single most important
information on the subject."
"May I say that you have authored a wonderful and timely
book. Thank you for making a PDF version available for purchase.
It would have been slow(er) going if I not been able to carry
your book around with me."
"It's surprising how comprehensive it is -- seems to
have the answer for just about ever question I can manage
to think up."
"To get the best from the stylesheets, check out Bob's
excellent book at http://www.sagehill.net/docbookxsl."
"Just a quick word to tell you that "Docbook XSL
: The complete guide" is an amazing work. I was struggling
with xml/docbook/pdf/html for a few months before I luckily
found the url to sagehill.net. Since then, "the complete
guide" has been a tremendous help in setting up a Docbook-based
documentation system. The result has even exceeded my original
expectations. I don't know what amazed me the most, if it
is the level of details in the book or the excellent pedagogy
that makes everything so clear and logical."
"Finally, as with many of my Docbook problems, I found
an answer in the
place I should have looked first, Bob Stayton's Docbook XSL:
"By the way, many *more* thanks for 'the book' at Sagehill.
It fills a real need and will do a lot to open up accessibility
to Docbook to new users."
"Robert Stayton has written an excellent guide to the
tool chain and its installation and use"
"I just wanted to take a moment to write you and tell
you how much I like your "Using the DocBook XSL Stylesheets"
document. I've found it tremendously helpful."
"This is brilliant! I started using DocBook XML this
year with mixed results, mostly due to difficulty getting
appropriate XSL bits working. I found the TeXLive CD a few
weeks ago and that was quite helpful in getting TeX working
on my Windows box. I haven't got around to use it yet, so
I was glad to see you had noted a few extra steps that I hadn't
learned. You documented at least 20 things I struggled to
get working right. Thanks for such broad coverage of different
XSLT processors. It has been useful to me to have several
running so I can debug issues with the toolchain."
"I'm very familiar with this work. It has been invaluable.
I can't begin to show my appreciation."
"I wanted to say thanks very much for "Using DocBook
XSL"! It's been a great companion over the past few weeks
as I've been exploring XML->XHTML via XSL."
"For everyone who is building customization layers for
the DocBook-XSL-Stylesheet this book is a must have."
"A great introduction to using DocBook and XSL is Bob
Stayton's DocBook XSL: The Complete Guide."
"Just for the record: Your book is just simply fantastic!!!!
Thanks a lot for putting together this great resource."
"If what you're looking for is a book on publishing
DocBook content (that is, generating HTML, PDF, HTML Help,
man pages, etc. from your DocBook XML source), Bob's book
is all you need, period."
"I just wanted to say "Thank You!" for your
wonderful guide to doing stylesheet transforms for DocBook!
I'm a relative "newbie" to DocBook, and it has helped
"Your book is really great, I'm writing my final thesis
in Docbook and it is really useful for me. Congratulations!!"