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Subject: Re: XHTML and chunking parameters

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/ Bob Stayton <bobs@sco.com> was heard to say:
| On Thu, Feb 27, 2003 at 02:22:54AM +1100, Geoff Leach wrote:
|> The slides stylesheets use write.chunk extensively, which uses
|> chunker parameters declared in chunker.xsl:
|> chunker.output.cdata-section-elements
|> chunker.output.doctype-public
|> chunker.output.doctype-system
|> chunker.output.encoding
|> chunker.output.indent
|> chunker.output.media-type
|> chunker.output.method
|> chunker.output.omit-xml-declaration
|> chunker.output.standalone
|> The html2xhtml.xsl transformation modifies chunker.outout.method to
|> 'xml' but does not change the other chunker parameters. 
|> The docbook/xsl/xhtmlhtml2xhtml.xsl transformation sets xsl:output as
|> (reformatted for easy reading):
|> <xsl:output method="xml" 
|> encoding="UTF-8" 
|> doctype-public="-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" 
|> doctype-system="http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd"/>
|> and it these doctypes which get used- at least in my testing with
|> Saxon 6.5.2. My understanding is that they are inherited by
|> saxon:output which (I think) actually does the output (serialization?).
|> Is there a reason for not modifying the other chunker parameters,
|> and relying on xsl:output?
|> It wouldnt be hard to set values for the chunker parameters in a
|> customization layer. But is it more appropriate they get modified by
|> html2xhtml (in both the DocBook and the slides stylesheets)?
|> There's another reason I'm interested in the chunker parameters to
|> do with validation but I'll pop that into another post ...
| I agree. I went ahead and filed an RFE on SourceForge
| for this (#693732).

I was looking at this RFE on the plane a couple of days ago and I'm
confused by it. What other parameters do you think should be modified,
and how?

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