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Re: Including OS Version information on DocBook elements
Norman Walsh <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
| The semantic that Nik's after goes well beyond what marked
| sections can provide.
Okay, you're right. But simple cases are solvable with marked section
right now. You can mark a section as "version-from-1.2-to 2.1" and to
include this section if appropriate. AFAIK, nesting and overlapping are
The attribute solution has the following drawbacks: At certain points
you'll have to add elements to produce a valid DocBook document (two
title elements in sequence are not allowed) or to add elements to have a
possibility to add the needed info at all (part of a para element might
belong to a special version). The proposed solution is to use phrase
elements; this was discussed earlier this year.
| And using XML instead of SGML makes writing applications to perform
| these sorts of semantic transformations nearly infinitely easier.
Application, yes. But I've said that it's more convinient for the user
enter data in SGML (OMITTAG, SHORTTAG); at least, it's easier for some
users who don't have advanced SGML/XML editors available.
Thanks for reading -- my english isn't the best; at times it might sound
harsh (sorry, Nik). I always get in a fury if I've feeling someone
tries to solve a problem already solved (re-invent the wheel).
Merry Xmas -- now, I'm on holidays :-)
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