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LinuxDoc is an SGML DTD which is similar to DocBook. It was created by Matt Welsh and version 1.1 was announced [1] in 1994. It is primarily used by the Linux Documentation Project. The DocBook SGML tags are often longer than the equivalent LinuxDoc tags.[2]

LinuxDoc has a more succinct DTD than DocBook. Users of small to medium-size projects have found that it suits their purposes better than DocBook.[3]

The Debian distribution of Linux has a linuxdoc-tools package.

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  1. ^ Announcement "Linuxdoc-SGML v1.1 now available" by Matt Welsh (computer scientist) 1994-06-07
  2. ^ David Lawyer (2000-06-23). "Comparison of DocBook to LinuxDoc (short)". Archived from the original on 2016-03-09.
  3. ^ alt.cyberpunk: "About the FAQ", 2000-12-07