DocBook is an XML schema for structured documentation. Originally designed for UNIX-based hardware and software documentation, DocBook is generalized enough for most technical documentation purposes. The advantages to DocBook are that it is a standard, well-documented format (Docbook is part of the OASIS standards) and there are processors for both hardcopy and online output, as well as translators to other formats.
But DocBook is only a format; it isn’t a set of tools. So the more complicated answer to the original question is that … Read more