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Subject: RE: [dita] Complexity of bookmap content model

Hi too,

Is there a notation that defines a sequence of volumes?

According to the Lucent DTD, to define multiple volumes, you define multiple books.

Bruce Esrig

-----Original Message-----
From: Robert D Anderson [mailto:robander@us.ibm.com]
Sent: Monday, June 19, 2006 2:27 PM
To: Patricia.Gee-Best@Sun.COM
Cc: dita@lists.oasis-open.org; JoAnn Hackos; Paul Prescod
Subject: Re: [dita] Complexity of bookmap content model

Hi - I've got a couple more questions about how you use appendices.

1. When you have an appendix inside the part, is it always inside the last

2. When inside the part, are the appendices mixed with the chapters, or are
they always at the end of the part? The model you suggested (and the model
in the current demo bookmap) allows users to create a chapter, then an
appendix, then another chapter, etc, inside any part.

3. With the current proposed model, the appendices are between the last
part and the back matter. It should not be too difficult for a processing
override to move these into the last part, rather than leaving them where
they appear in the map. Would that be an acceptable solution? If this is a
common need, I could even see controlling that placement through parameters
in the PDF stylesheets.


Robert D Anderson
IBM Authoring Tools Development
Chief Architect, DITA Open Toolkit
(507) 253-8787, T/L 553-8787

Patricia.Gee-Best@Sun.COM wrote on 06/19/2006 12:16:56 PM:

> I can. It will take some time to locate it, though.  A day or two will
> be required as I'll need to search the archive for it, and I'll need to
> squeeze this in around other projects I'm working on this week.
> pat gee best
> Paul Prescod wrote:
> > Can you give a concrete example of a book that has appendices in parts?
> > What does the overall TOC look like and why was it important to put the
> > appendices in parts?
> >
> > A consequence of the model you propose is that there is nothing to
> > appendices to appear at the end of the book.
> >
> >
> >>-----Original Message-----
> >>From: Patricia.Gee-Best@Sun.COM [mailto:Patricia.Gee-Best@Sun.COM]
> >>Sent: Tuesday, June 13, 2006 12:45 PM
> >>To: Robert D Anderson
> >>Cc: Patricia.Gee-Best@Sun.COM; JoAnn Hackos;
> >>dita@lists.oasis-open.org; Paul Prescod
> >>Subject: Re: [dita] Complexity of bookmap content model
> >>
> >>Robert, et al:
> >>
> >>Two items I would like to propose.
> >>
> >>1. Would very much like to see appendices included in the
> >>content model for <part>.  As with chapters, which can
> >>precede the first part or be included in a part, we would
> >>like to see appendices treated similarly.
> >>The difference is that any appendices external to a part
> >>would follow the last part, and precede <backmatter>.
> >>
> >>In our hardware manuals, when parts are used, appendices are
> >>frequently included in the last part of the manual.
> >>
> >>To accomplish that I believe the only item that would need to
> >>change would be the following, which includes <appendix> in <part>:
> >>
> >>  <!ELEMENT part (topicmeta?, (chapter | appendix | topicref)*)>

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