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RE: Line breaks
- To: "'docbook at lists dot oasis-open dot org'" <docbook at lists dot oasis-open dot org>
- Subject: RE: DOCBOOK: Line breaks
- From: "Beckers, Marc" <Marc dot Beckers at softwareag dot com>
- Date: Thu, 11 Nov 1999 16:15:48 +0100
- Reply-To: docbook at lists dot oasis-open dot org
> | </unorderedlist>
> Oh, barf. That's a variablelist and you know it :-)
Well, we already have a definition list that transforms
to variablelist. Our unordered list transforms
to itemizedlist. The former nicely gives us <DL> in HTML,
the latter <UL>.
> Unknown PIs are ignored. Heck, known PIs at unexpected places
> are even ignored.
I'm not familiar with PIs. Are you saying that if we transformed
newline to something like <?linebreak?> it would be passed over
into the HTML where we could globally change it to <BR>?
(though our DocBk instances would be littered with these
> In XSL, this would be much easier...
Our next step...
> | <aside>Er..uhmm..I am asking these questions in the assumption
> | that a request for including something like "newline"
> | in DocBook would be a vain one - though "newline" is,
> | is it not, structural information?<duck/></aside>
> No, it's purely presentational. What semantic meaning does it
> have? And how do you propose to implement your markup on a PDA
> or speaking cell phone?
Slight pause? :-)
Point conceded, though. I had considered <phrase
but it was thought to be too "tedious for authors" ;-)
Thanks and regards,