DocBook is an XML vocabulary which enables you to create document content in a presentation-neutral form that captures the logical structure of the content. Using the DocBook Project XSL stylesheets, you can publish DocBook content as HTML pages and PDF files and other formats, including man pages, HTML Help, and JavaHelp.
DocBook XSL Configurator is an umbrella project currently consisting of three similar Java Swing applications used to create DocBook XSL customization layers, run external subprocesses that format DocBook XML, and view the results. Users click through tables, select parameters, edit those parameters, include the customization layer in a project, write out the customization layer as an XSL file, and apply the XSL to the project's XML using the project's specified XSLT processor. DocBook XSL Configurator then runs a project's FO processor, PDF/PostScript viewer, HTML viewer, or man page viewer as an external subprocess.
RenderX XEP is a commercial-grade application written in Java for dynamic rendering of XML documents. XEP is a pluggable architectural component that takes two open standard inputs, XML data and XSL FO stylesheet, and produces the industry's defacto standards for high-quality rendered electronic documents, Adobe PDF and PostScript. XEP supports many extensions to the XSL FO specification, including SVG graphics and PDF-to-PDF linking.
The docbookm package is contributed with LayManSys and contains very simple XSLT drivers for generating XHTML chunks from DocBook XML. This package does not require an installation; you only have to unzip the package's contents into a directory of your choice and start using it. There is no special documentation available. Use the file abstract.xsl for transforming an abstract and section.xsl for transforming sections. All other .xsl files are only includes needed by those two.
The docbooktoc.xsl is an XSLT file for generating an XHTML table of contents from DocBook XML documents. It is used by the LayManSys project for the documentation. docbooktoc generates an XHTML document containing the books' meta information (in DocBook XML, this is the subnode bookinfo) and then lists all of the books' chapters and sections in an ordered list. The meta information is both used for generating the head as well as the document header (in the XHTML body), and the output is the same as what the DocBook XSLT driver for XHTML generates.