[asterisk-dev] XML documentation of apps/functions/the_rest_of_the_world

Brandon Kruse bkruse at digium.com
Wed Jul 9 16:29:50 CDT 2008

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>From: "Leif Madsen" <leif.madsen at asteriskdocs.org>
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>Sent: Wednesday, July 9, 2008 9:55:58 AM GMT -06:00 US/Canada Central
>Subject: Re: [asterisk-dev] XML documentation of apps/functions/the_rest_of_the_world
>Brandon Kruse wrote:
>> The other major advantage IS having all this in XML, which can be easily
>> converted and manipulated in docbook, and other applications that can find
>> use for this specific XML blob that ALSO defines exactly what the application
>> is.
>Which also allows us to export this to HTML, and thus onto a website.
>My dream has been to have a central location for documentation which 
>gets updated and tracked in Subversion, and the same documentation is 
>utilized inside of Asterisk, and also is available in PDF/HTML/etc... 
>With the XML format in the source, this becomes more of a reality. Now 
>we just need the CMS backend which can handle the import/export of 

Absolutely, and I would love nothing more.

I have been doing a lot of stuff in my PQ Test Suite development that has
to do with this type of parsing/exporting. Once you properly define the schema,
give me a couple days and I'll have some cool php scripts to navigate through
that tree via HTML,PDF, whatever you want it to be :)

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