Subject: DOCBOOK-APPS: Country codes
Hi There seems to be a discrepancy around the proper way to encode country coudes and their expected processing in XML Docbook and the XSL stylesheets. This matter already surfaced an year ago, but I got into trouble nevertheless, so I thought to bring this discussion up again. Please help me deal with it. 1) Docbook XML DTD does not declares the xml:lang attribute, so we must use lang. I wonder why. (It is not a namespace issue, since none is involved.) 2) lang should use ISO 3166 codes, that mandate the form "pt-BR", instead of "pt_BR" or "pt_br". Norm confirmed that in http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/docbook/200107/msg00076.html. 3) The XSL stylesheets process my <article lang="pt-BR"> using the common/pt.xml file, which is not correct. "pt_BR" doesn't work either, only the value "pt_br" makes it behave correctly. Looks like the atribute value must match the filename exactly. 4) The language specification does not fuind its way into the HTML generated code. I thought it would be very nice if it did, so I tried to override some templates that generate it, but I would have to translate the wrong "pt_br" to the correct "pt-BR" to use it. Not very nice, since it should be correct already. ... any suggestions? ============================================= Marcelo Jaccoud Amaral Petrobrás (http://www.petrobras.com.br) mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org voice: +55 21 2534-3485 fax: +55 21 2534-1809 ============================================= Any bureaucracy reorganized to enhance efficiency is indistinguishable from its predecessor.
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