Lasse Kliemann writes: Have you ever faced the decision either to use DocBook with an appropriate stylesheet to produce XHTML output (for example the XSL stylesheet for XHTML 1.1) OR to directly code XHTML? I'm currently doing it the DocBook way, but am growing frustrated about the XHTML output; it appears messy to me. For example, the use of 'span', 'em', 'code', and 'strong' tags appears inconsistent. Styling this with CSS is difficult. I'm managing, but my CSS is becoming more and more complicated and looks messy just like the XHTML. So I'm wondering if it's worth it. Right now, for my project, I cannot see any practical benefit of DocBook; it's more a matter of doing it the 'clean' or 'professional' way. Could anyone contribute a story that started in a similar way, but later some practical benefits of DocBook manifested themselves? For example: better conversion to other media, better text-to-speach properties,
... anything that made you say: "Glad we did it in DocBook!"