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Re: Re: Environment Variables in File/Directory Names
- From: Stefan Seefeld <seefeld at sympatico dot ca>
- To: DocBook List <docbook at lists dot oasis-open dot org>
- Date: Mon, 03 Dec 2001 13:32:15 -0500
- Subject: Re: DOCBOOK: Re: Environment Variables in File/Directory Names
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Gregory Leblanc wrote:
> Sure, but only if you buy into envar being an environmental variable,
> instead of the value of an environmental variable. Clearly there are
> multiple possible interpretations here, that's why there are multiple
> stylesheets. :)
Hmm, I don't quite agree. Whether <envar> stands for a variable or the
value it references is an important semantic distinction, not just
something you should care for when adding presentational markup.
And, as Norm repeatedly pointed out in the past, docbook being a
documentation language, not a modeling language, I would not expect it
doing variable lookup itself, i.e. I would expect to put values into the
respective places myself.