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Subject: Re: DOCBOOK-APPS: Components, book-start? and page-number-restart?
/ Ian Castle <email@example.com> was heard to say: | The problem is that quite often the <preface> will be the first | component in the book. This means that book-start? will return true and | the page number of the preface will be reset to (i). Yeah. That doesn't seem right. | So, in a book which consists of chapters (with a preface or two at the | start, appendix or two at the end) I would expect that the call to | "first-chapter?" would suffice. The only problem would be with books | that are not made up of chapters - for example, references (?). In this | case I would expect that book-start? would not necessarily be the best | thing to do - but something like, say, first-reference? (possibly a test | to see if there are any chapters...). | | Anyway, I can't see a particularly good reason for keeping in the call | to "book-start?". Is there one? You can't simply remove it, because of the case you already mentioned, books consisting of references, parts, or articles. However, if you want to replace book-start with appropriately defined (first-reference?, (first-part?, and (first-article? calls, I'd be happy to apply that patch :-) Be seeing you, norm -- Norman Walsh <firstname.lastname@example.org> | The stone fell on the pitcher? Woe http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/ | to the pitcher. The pitcher fell Chair, DocBook Technical Committee | on the stone? Woe to the | pitcher.--Rabbinic Saying
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