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Subject: Re: DOCBOOK-APPS: Large documents

/ Sebastian Rahtz <sebastian.rahtz@computing-services.oxford.ac.uk> was heard to say:
| Gary Lawrence Murphy writes:
|  > 
|  > Is there an equivalent backend process for DocBook XML to produce a
|  > work in sections the way we can generate large LaTeX books by
|  > collecting cross references and index material in the aux files?
|  > I'd like to be able to re-compile one chapter independently of all
|  > others, but have its external references resolve.
| I have wondered about this, and it strikes me as a fairly complex
| task. It would have to mean doing all the cross-referencing by means
| of an intermediate data file, instead of direct generation. Then
| during each run you'd have to update portions of the external data
| file. It could obviously be done, but its not going to be a barrel of
| laughs. 

If you can stomach organizing your linking around olinks, there's
support, uh, for HTML at least, for this in the DSSSL stylesheets.

                                        Be seeing you,

Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com>      | In a universe of electrons and
http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/ | selfish genes, blind physical
Chair, DocBook Technical Committee | forces and genetic replication,
                                   | some people are going to get hurt,
                                   | other people are going to get
                                   | lucky, and you won't find any
                                   | rhyme or reason in it, nor any
                                   | justice.--Richard Dawkins

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