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RE: What should a <sidebar> look like?

Some more variations: you might want to pick up content or attribute values
from a marker located in the text flow, and use this information to build a
running header. Or maybe just use the location to pick up information from a
near-by element.

Is any such thing available in DocBook?

Kind regards
Peter Ring

-----Original Message-----
From: Yann Dirson []
Sent: Wednesday, December 19, 2001 9:38 AM
To: M. Wroth
Cc: Docbook list
Subject: Re: DOCBOOK: What should a <sidebar> look like?

On Tue, Dec 18, 2001 at 08:35:10PM -0800, M. Wroth wrote:
> I agree that marginal notes are not sidebars, but neither are they 
> footnotes.

But both marginalia and footnotes are specific layouts for text that
is, semantically, a note attached to some point in the text.  Whether
the rendering of this note shall produce one or the other layout
object is a matter style.

OTOH, I does raise a question about the <footnote> name - it is the
name of a layout item, not of a semantic item, as already shown by the
"end notes" rendering.

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