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Subject: RE: DOCBOOK-APPS: Strategies & Tips Sought for Single Sourcing w/DocBook

Hi list...

... I intend to do a similar thing but after reading some of the Definitve
Guide and Learning XML (both O'Reilly), I concluded that I was better off
introducing a customization layer with special attributes (not that I knew
right now how to any of this ;-))... Does anyone have any hints on
advantages and drawbacks of either approach? I would prefer 'the XML way',

Thanks a lot for bearing with all of us beginners,


P.S.: Just FYI, currently, all docs that we produce are in Word97 format,
and new editions are to be made by copying a .doc file and editing that
(please don't comment on this, I know it's a brilliant approach). To change
that and get 'official' support inside the company, I want to show XML
'effectiveness' on a document (probably read: set of documents) that
describes a particular system on a more or less high level with the
variations/customizations of the system due to customer requirements
contained in the same document.

Peter Cornelius	Customer Training ATC
COMSOFT GmbH		email:	cornelius@comsoft.de
Wachhausstr. 5a	phone:	+49 721 9497 160
D-76227 Karlsruhe	fax:	+49 721 9497 129
Germany		http://www.comsoft.de

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jirka Kosek [mailto:jirka@kosek.cz]
> Sent: Monday, October 01, 2001 9:42 AM
> To: Megan Golding; docbook-apps@lists.oasis-open.org
> Subject: Re: DOCBOOK-APPS: Strategies & Tips Sought for 
> Single Sourcing w/DocBook
> Megan Golding wrote:
> > Is "role" the way to go for including/excluding text? How 
> do I modify my
> You can use role as it is general purpose extension attribute. It is
> also possible to use attriutes "userlevel", "arch" or "os" to store
> profiling information.
> > DSSSL to inclue all elements with no role and include 
> elements with only
> > a specific role (bob, for example) but not elements of 
> other roles (joe,
> > for example)?
> It is possible but you came in big troubles when included/excluded
> elements are part of ToC or automaticaly numbered (figure, section and
> so on).
> The reliable and easy to use way is in first step create new document
> only with included elements and in second apply common 
> stylesheet on it.
> You can download XSL stylesheets, there is stylesheet
> tools/profile/profile.xsl which is able to include/exclude elements
> based on content of any attribute. The result taken from this 
> stylesheet
> can be then processed by DSSSL stylesheets.
> Documentation for profiling stylesheet can be found at
> http://docbook.sourceforge.net/projects/xsl/doc/tools/profiling.html
> 				Jirka
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