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Re: RFE 472229: Allow HTML Tables in DocBook
- From: Bart Schuller <schuller+docbook at lunatech dot com>
- To: docbook at lists dot oasis-open dot org
- Date: Sat, 01 Dec 2001 23:59:25 +0100
- Subject: Re: DOCBOOK: RFE 472229: Allow HTML Tables in DocBook
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On Fri, Nov 30, 2001 at 02:26:13PM -0500, Norman Walsh wrote:
> Unfortunately, HTML tables and CALS tables share some common element
> names, so they cannot easily coexist.
> There appear to be two solutions:
> 1. Use namespaces.
> 2. Force the user to make a top-level choice by having, effectively,
> two DTDs. This would mean a document could contain *either* HTML tables
> *or* CALS tables, but not both.
I think the inability to mix parts of documents using CALS and HTML
tables is a pretty strong reason to not go with 2. Isn't XML supposed to
be about reuse?
As for tools, we're doing our best to come up with a good namespace-
aware, document centric editor (Morphon).
Wasn't Docbook 5.0 supposed to drop SGML support? Or does that not mean
that Namespaces are OK (them being post XML 1.0)?
It would be a shame to use the 2 DTD kludge for this case and then 6
months later add all kinds of other wonderful stuff using namespaces