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Re: [docbook] Re: DocBook Technical Committee Meeting Minutes: 20May 2003

Yann Dirson wrote:
On Mon, Oct 13, 2003 at 11:00:27AM +0200, Tobias Reif wrote:

Yann Dirson wrote:

Replacing an sgml-sounding feature with an xml-sounding one does not
really seem appealing to me (esp. given my bias towards sgml ;).

Norm wrote: "Yes, we should have added xmltag or renamed sgmltag years ago." The new element could be added and in that case wouldn't replace sgmltag.

You would use the "sgml-sounding" element for SGML (and possibly some XML) stuff, and use the "xml-sounding" element for XML (and possibly some SGML) stuff.

Sure, but you only quoted the 1st part of my mail,

I did not mean to omit anything in a way that would skew your intention.
I simply quoted the text I referred to: The topic is not just replacing sgmltag, but either replacing it or adding (a) new element(s).

the purpose of
which was just to encourage the election of a generic term, as opposed
to yet another specific one :)

But this is not exclusive.

What about TROFF, LaTeX, and LOUT markup, to name a few ?
"markup — A string of formatting markup in text that is to be represented literally
Markup contains a string of formatting markup that is to be represented literally in the text. The utility of this element is almost wholly constrained to books about document formatting tools."

A clearly
generic element name in 5.0, maybe with a language/markup/whatever
attribute to tell the type of markup, would even allow to phase out
"sgmltag" in 6.0.

Even if there would be one extremely generic element I'd still want one XML-specific element (and I'd be OK with sgmltag staying).



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