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DocBook is a XML-format to write documentation in, and is particularly suited to technical documentation. See

There are many pro's to using DocBook in a project like Tango. The nature of the format makes it easy to convert the documentation to a wide range of formats, like PDF and HTML. Using this, the reference manual can easily be set up as both a book and a set of web pages. Since it is a text format, it will also fit nicely into a revision controlled system.

To professionalize the documentation of Tango, we should most likely opt to move to DocBook for 2.0