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The original DiP was written in DocBook XML. As I’ve mentioned before, I chose DocBook XML because I wanted to learn XML and XSL, and DocBook seemed to be Just The Thing for technical documentation. There was also a bit of self-grandeur involved. I was writing a book For The Ages, so it was important that it be in an Eternal Format. And in the short term, I could transform The Eternal Format into useful (but lowly) Output Formats, so I could do unimportant things like publish it online.
Dive into history, 2009 edition [dive into mark]

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