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Re: Including OS Version information on DocBook elements
- To: "Fred L. Drake, Jr." <fdrake at acm dot org>
- Subject: Re: DOCBOOK: Including OS Version information on DocBook elements
- From: Nik Clayton <nik at freebsd dot org>
- Date: Wed, 22 Dec 1999 19:52:39 +0000
- Cc: docbook at lists dot oasis-open dot org, bortzmeyer at debian dot org, doc at freebsd dot org, sgml-tools at via dot ecp dot fr, dssslist at mulberrytech dot com, oswg-discuss at oswg dot org
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On Tue, Dec 21, 1999 at 12:16:39PM -0500, Fred L. Drake, Jr. wrote:
> > The last time we discussed this, the general consensus was to add three
> > attributes to every element in DocBook in our customisation layers.
> > osversionmin
> > osversionmax
> > osversionequal
> This is probably pretty reasonable. My concern is that the
> attribute names imply that the constructs are only useful for OS
> versioning. I think this is likely to be useful for any large system;
> perhaps different names should be chosen?
I'm open to dropping the leading 'os' from the attribute names.
> You may also want an attribute that allows specific version labels
> (NMTOKENS instead of NMTOKEN); perhaps "versionequal" should be
Also a good idea.
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