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Subject: Re: DOCBOOK-APPS: Goal and Conclusion Tags

>From: Jirka Kosek <jirka@kosek.cz>
>To: Stephan Wiesner <stephan@stephan-wiesner.de>
>CC: docbook-apps@lists.oasis-open.org
>Subject: Re: DOCBOOK-APPS: Goal and Conclusion Tags
>Date: Sun, 22 Sep 2002 11:33:07 +0200
>Stephan Wiesner wrote:
>>This is clearly a solution, though I loose the logical meaning. I like
>>to use style sheets that can generate documents with 'only exercises' or
>>'only solutions' or 'whole document 'without annotations'. For this I
>>like to use special tags to mark my meaning.
>You can use role attribute for distinguish normal section from goal,
><section role="goal">
>This allows you to process your document selectively and doesn't enforce
>you to modify DocBook and stylesheets.

Well, whether he added special handling for 'goal' & 'conclusion', or just 
special handling for 'role="goal"' and 'role="conclusion"', he'd still need 
to supply a stylesheet wrapper to do anything special---it's just that the 
document can still be valid and render reasonably if he uses 'role' instead 
of adding his own new tags.

I'd actually suggest that if these sections are *always* going to be named 
"Goal" and "Conclusion", he doesn't even need to use the role attribute.  
I'm a bit rusty on my XSLT, but I'm 99% certain you can construct an XPath 
expression that selects 'section's, based specific values of their 'title' 

Which approach one prefers is probably more stylistic.  If the 'title' 
element of these sections is supplied in the form of an entity reference, 
this can be done without even committing to one or the other of the above 
solutions!  (Since entities must be balanced, you can't put the start & end 
tags of the section in entities, though, so you'd have to commit to using 
'section' or 'sect1', instead of a special element.)


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