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doctoc_intro(3tcl)						Documentation tools						doctoc_intro(3tcl)

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doctoc_intro - doctoc introduction DESCRIPTION
doctoc (short for documentation tables of contents) stands for a set of related, yet different, entities which are working together for the easy creation and transformation of tables of contents for documentation. These are [1] A tcl based language for the semantic markup of a table of contents. Markup is represented by Tcl commands. [2] A package providing the ability to read and transform texts written in that markup language. It is important to note that the actual transformation of the input text is delegated to plugins. [3] An API describing the interface between the package above and a plugin. Which of the more detailed documents are relevant to the reader of this introduction depends on their role in the documentation process. [1] A writer of documentation has to understand the markup language itself. A beginner to doctoc should read the more informally written doctoc language introduction first. Having digested this the formal doctoc language syntax specification should become understand- able. A writer experienced with doctoc may only need the doctoc language command reference from time to time to refresh her memory. While a document is written the dtp application can be used to validate it, and after completion it also performs the conversion into the chosen system of visual markup, be it *roff, HTML, plain text, wiki, etc. The simpler dtplite application makes internal use of doctoc when handling directories of documentation, automatically generating a proper table of contents for them. [2] A processor of documentation written in the doctoc markup language has to know which tools are available for use. The main tool is the aforementioned dtp application provided by Tcllib. The simpler dtplite does not expose doctoc to the user. At the bottom level, common to both applications, however sits the package doctoools::toc, providing the basic facilities to read and process files containing text in the doctoc format. [3] At last, but not least, plugin writers have to understand the interaction between the doctools::toc package and its plugins, as described in the doctoc plugin API reference. RELATED FORMATS
doctoc does not stand alone, it has two companion formats. These are called docidx and doctools, and they are for the markup of keyword indices, and general documentation, respectively. They are described in their own sets of documents, starting at the docidx introduction and the doctools introduction, respectively. BUGS, IDEAS, FEEDBACK This document, will undoubtedly contain bugs and other problems. Please report such in the category doctools of the Tcllib SF Trackers [http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=12883]. Please also report any ideas for enhancements you may have. SEE ALSO
docidx_intro, doctoc_lang_cmdref, doctoc_lang_faq, doctoc_lang_intro, doctoc_lang_syntax, doctoc_plugin_apiref, doctools::toc, doc- tools_intro KEYWORDS
markup, semantic markup, table of contents, toc CATEGORY
Documentation tools COPYRIGHT
Copyright (c) 2007 Andreas Kupries <andreas_kupries@users.sourceforge.net> doctools 1.0 doctoc_intro(3tcl)

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doctools_intro - doctools introduction DESCRIPTION
doctools (short for documentation tools) stands for a set of related, yet different, entities which are working together for the easy cre- ation and transformation of documentation. These are [1] A tcl based language for the semantic markup of text. Markup is represented by Tcl commands interspersed with the actual text. [2] A package providing the ability to read and transform texts written in that markup language. It is important to note that the actual transformation of the input text is delegated to plugins. [3] An API describing the interface between the package above and a plugin. Which of the more detailed documents are relevant to the reader of this introduction depends on their role in the documentation process. [1] A writer of documentation has to understand the markup language itself. A beginner to doctools should read the more informally writ- ten doctools language introduction first. Having digested this the formal doctools language syntax specification should become understandable. A writer experienced with doctools may only need the doctools language command reference from time to time to refresh her memory. While a document is written the dtplite application can be used to validate it, and after completion it also performs the conversion into the chosen system of visual markup, be it *roff, HTML, plain text, wiki, etc. [2] A processor of documentation written in the doctools markup language has to know which tools are available for use. The main tool is the aforementioned dtplite application provided by Tcllib. A more powerful one (in terms of options and ability to configure it) is the dtp application, provided by Tclapps. At the bottom level, common to both applications, however sits the pack- age doctools, providing the basic facilities to read and process files containing text in the doctools format. [3] At last, but not least, plugin writers have to understand the interaction between the doctools package and its plugins, as described in the doctools plugin API reference. RELATED FORMATS
doctools does not stand alone, it has two companion formats. These are called docidx and doctoc, and they are for the markup of keyword indices, and tables of contents, respectively. They are described in their own sets of documents, starting at the docidx introduction and the doctoc introduction, respectively. BUGS, IDEAS, FEEDBACK This document, will undoubtedly contain bugs and other problems. Please report such in the category doctools of the Tcllib SF Trackers [http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=12883]. Please also report any ideas for enhancements you may have. SEE ALSO
docidx_intro, doctoc_intro, doctools, doctools_lang_cmdref, doctools_lang_faq, doctools_lang_intro, doctools_lang_syntax, doctools_plug- in_apiref KEYWORDS
markup, semantic markup CATEGORY
Documentation tools COPYRIGHT
Copyright (c) 2007 Andreas Kupries <andreas_kupries@users.sourceforge.net> doctools 1.0 doctools_intro(3tcl)
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