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Re: Re: Keyboard shortcuts for links
- To: Norman Walsh <ndw at nwalsh dot com>
- Subject: Re: DOCBOOK: Re: Keyboard shortcuts for links
- From: Nik Clayton <nik at nothing-going-on dot demon dot co dot uk>
- Date: Fri, 08 Dec 2000 10:42:26 +0000
- Cc: Nik Clayton <nik at nothing-going-on dot demon dot co dot uk>,Dave Pawson <daveP at dpawson dot freeserve dot co dot uk>, docbook at lists dot oasis-open dot org
- Organization: Nik at home, where there's nothing going on
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On Tue, Nov 28, 2000 at 08:15:27PM -0500, Norman Walsh wrote:
> / Nik Clayton <email@example.com> was heard to say:
> | On Tue, Nov 21, 2000 at 01:35:23PM -0500, Norman Walsh wrote:
> | > / Dave Pawson <daveP@dpawson.freeserve.co.uk> was heard to say:
> | > | How about making the text version of an image mandatory?
> | >
> | > I think that falls under the umbrella of attempting to legislate
> | > morality. If authors are forced to put in tags, but not motivated to
> | Maybe. But how about making textobject a first class child of
> | mediaobject, and giving us a textdata element, analogous to imagedata?
> We've been reluctant because at least two other specifications will
> provide this ability: XInclude and XLink.
OK, but what about when my <textobject> is just ASCII art? It'd be nice
to be able to write something like
<!-- XXX Must remember to fire up xfig and create a graphic. In
the meantime, include some ASCII art as a placeholder -->
<literallayout class="monospaced"> _ _
_ __ (_) | __
| '_ \| | |/ /
| | | | | <
[ I can't believe I just installed figlet for that ]
XInclude and XLink are also (as far as I can tell) XML, rather than
SGML. I'm not entirely sure whether that means they'll be incompatible
with SGML, but if they are, it's not as useful as it might be.
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