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 ====== Yagsbook ====== ====== Yagsbook ======
  
-{{:​yagsbook-small.png|}} +**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.
-**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 rendered to multiple output formats - currently ​HTML and PDF are supported.+
  
 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. 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.
  
-The best example of **Yagsbook** output is probably the rules for **Yags** itself. This can be downloaded at [[http://​yags.glendale.org.uk/​download.jsp]]+The best example of **Yagsbook** output is probably the rules for **YAGS** itself. This can be downloaded at [[http://​yags.glendale.org.uk/​]]
  
 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. 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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