The first thing you should do is get your environment setup to build the documentations locally;
Example #1 Getting the sources and installing the tools
# Checkout the XML documentation sources $ svn co http://svn.php.net/repository/phpdoc/modules/doc-en phpdoc $ cd phpdoc # Install the PHP based Docbook renderer (PhD) $ pear channel-discover doc.php.net $ pear install doc.php.net/phd $ pear install doc.php.net/phd_php # Configuring the XML and validate it $ php doc-base/configure.php # Render the documentations $ phd -d doc-base/.manual.xml -P PHP -f xhtml
After running the phd command you should now have a output/php-xhtml/ directory containing few thousands files. Feel free to click them and browse the docs in your browser just to make sure everything went fine.