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RE: [docbook] ulink and alternate transformations

What are someFile.html and someFile.pdf?  Are they other sections of the
current document?  If they are, you should definitely be using <xref/> or
<link/> instead of <ulink/>.  If they are part of another document that you
control, you should probably be using <olink/>.  <ulink/> is designed for
creating links to static Internet resources.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jeffery Biss []
> Sent: Monday, October 27, 2003 11:27 PM
> To:
> Subject: [docbook] ulink and alternate transformations
> Hello all,
> I just realized that if I use the ulink element and wish to 
> produce say, 
> for simplicity's sake, two output formats: PDF (with links) 
> and html I 
> had no idea how to deal with that in the XML source. As I see it now 
> there are two possible options:
> 1) Two source files, one for each output format:
>     ulink for html output: <ulink url="someFile.html">some 
> file</ulink>
>     unlink for PDF output: <ulink url="someFile.pdf">some file</ulink>
> 2) One source where the file name is supplied without an extension: 
> <ulink url="someFile.">some file</ulink>
> where the stylesheet must add the appropriate extension.
> Which way is correct? I would think that there must be a method that 
> allows a single source to produce a large variety of 
> transformed output 
> without requiring rework of the source. Any help would be greatly 
> appreciated.
> Thanks, Jeff Biss
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