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Subject: Re: [dita] Which CALS Table model should we specify?


We also use the CALS table model at Sun Microsystems.

patricia gee best

Esrig, Bruce (Bruce) wrote:

> After inquiring internally, another data point ...
> The table model that we are using in our XML work at Lucent is based
> on the CALS exchange table model, specifically -//oasis//dtd xml exchange
> table model 19990315//en
> Bruce Esrig
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Paul Antonov [mailto:apg@syntext.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, June 29, 2004 11:40 AM
> To: Paul Grosso
> Cc: dita@lists.oasis-open.org
> Subject: Re: [dita] Which CALS Table model should we specify?
> On Mon, 28 Jun 2004, Paul Grosso wrote:
>>Interoperability-wise, I suspect one gets a bit more with the Exchange
>>table model, but probably only trivially so, as there aren't that many
>>non-HTML table editing tools out there anyway these days.  There are
>>some details (the "cruft") of the CALS table model that would be
>>difficult (but not impossible) to implement in XSLT.
>>Unless there is a dire need to footers (and I believe most uses of
>>table footers are bogus--like trying to fake getting table footnotes),
>>I think the Exchange Table Model is sufficient and avoids some of
>>the cruft of the CALS table model.
>>However, I wouldn't object if other folks felt a strong need for the
>>CALS table model (as long as I don't have to write the XSLT code to
>>support spanspecs).
> Docbook XSL stylesheets implement something halfway between Exchange
> model and full CALS table model (I wonder what is the reason for this).
> I think we should stick to the exchange model - simpler is better.
> -- Paul

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