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Subject: DOCBOOK-APPS: Programmatically accessing configuration info in aDocBook instance

Can anyone suggest a way to accomplish the following?

As an integrator of computer controlled widgets I require my widget vendors
to supply the technical manual for their widget as as DocBook XML file. When
I install a widget on my reconfigurable hardware platform I place the
document in a repository so that the operator can browse the manual. In
addition, the document, acting as a configuration file on steroids will
include some widget configuration information that my software application
can access to know how to control the widget.  The application will use
libxml2, Gdome, or  gmetadom to parse the xml document and build an
in-memory Document Object Model.

My question is where or what construct in the DocBook would be appropriate
to store this sort of configuration information so that it can be accessed
programatically. Index, table, ?

Thanks in advance for any ideas,

Richard D. Campbell
On-Line Applications Research
4910 L Corporate Drive
Huntsville, AL. 35805

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