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Subject: RE: [dita] bookmap > bookid

What would be an appropriate way to generalize bookid to cover the desired book numbering techniques?

1. bookpartno

Lucent has an unlabeled number and a labeled number on many documents.

comcode 9876543

If bookpartno were made optional repeatable as in (%bookpartno;)* then Lucent could specialize it twice: ordering-number, comcode?

On the call, Erik Hennum suggested that bookpartno could be specialized from <data> rather than <ph>, but I didn't capture the mechanism or advantage of doing so.

2. There has also been discussion of standardized numbers, which can be continued on this thread.


3. To start a separate debate ... if Erik Hennum's suggestion in item 1 is good ... now that the <data> element has been accepted, perhaps a lot of bookmap ingredients could be retargeted so that they are specialized from <data>.

Best wishes,



From bookmap.mod as of 30 May 2006:

<!ELEMENT bookid           ((%bookpartno;)?, (%edition;)?, (%isbn;)?, (%booknumber;)?, (%volume;)*, (%maintainer;)?)>
<!ATTLIST bookid           %data-element-atts;>

<!-- DocBook:   bookinfo / invpartnumber
     IBMIDDoc:  prolog / ibmbibentry / ibmpartnum
<!ELEMENT bookpartno        (#PCDATA)*>
<!ATTLIST bookpartno        %univ-atts;
                          outputclass CDATA #IMPLIED

-----Original Message-----
From: Robert D Anderson [mailto:robander@us.ibm.com]
Sent: Monday, June 19, 2006 3:21 PM
To: Esrig, Bruce (Bruce)
Cc: dita@lists.oasis-open.org
Subject: RE: [dita] Complexity of bookmap - sequence of volumes

Hi Bruce - there is a volume element in the bookmeta. It's part of the
<bookid> container, which also contains isbn, edition, and some other
information. I'm not sure if that would work - if all of your books in the
sequence have the same title, then this could include the volume number.

Another thing that occurs to me is that you might want to use the booktitle
element, which includes both a library title and a book title. The
booklibrary gives the title for the sequence of books, while the
mainbooktitle element gives the title for the current volume.

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

"Esrig, Bruce (Bruce)" <esrig@lucent.com> wrote on 06/19/2006 02:11:45 PM:

> 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

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