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 ====== Yagsbook ====== ====== Yagsbook ======
  
-This is a way of documenting RPG articles.+**Yagsbook** ​is an XML format specifically designed for the mark up of roleplaying game content. It was originally based on [[http://​www.docbook.org|DocBook]] which does much the same for technical documentation. A **Yagsbook** document can support multiple types of game systems (allowing d20 and GURPS content to be included side by side for example) and potentially rendered to multiple output formats - currently only PDF is fully supported. Support for HTML is pretty much deprecated. 
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 +The purpose of **Yagsbook** is that document content can be //​structured//​ in such a way that accessing and manipulating it becomes easy. If a set of rules is written in //Microsoft Office//, then a chapter listing skills is just a sequence of text, possibly with some fancy headings. It is very difficult to do anything useful with that text - for example pull out a list of skills sorted by group, or filtered according to genre. With **Yagsbook** this becomes possible. 
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 +The best example of **Yagsbook** output is probably the rules for **YAGS** itself. This can be downloaded at [[http://​yags.glendale.org.uk/​]] 
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 +Note that information is still in the process of being moved across from the old [[http://​yagsbook.sourceforge.net/​oldindex.html|Sourceforge]] hosted website. Much of the documentation is still on there, and needs to be moved into wiki form. 
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 +===== Contents ===== 
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 +  * [[xml | Documentation]] 
 +  * [[encyclopedia | Encyclopedia]] 
 +  * [[equipment | Equipment Lists]] 
  
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