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Subject: Chunking at the chapter level

I'm a newbie to DocBook so apologies if this is a naive question. Using 
publishing tools in Windows, I've generated my first chunked document. I 
would prefer to chunk only at the chapter level, but I believe this is not 
a standard chunking option. I've reviewed many DocBook tutorials and 
archives of this list looking for hints at workarounds. All I've found are 
a few discussions of this in the April 2001 archive of docbook-apps, but 
I'm not clear on how to proceed.

These were Norm's instructions from a 24 April 2001 message:
"If you grab the XSL stylesheets from CVS, you'll find that I've added two 
parameters to control chunking: chunk.sections and chunk.first.sections. If 
you turn off chunk.sections, you'll get chapter-only level chunking. If you 
turn on chunk.first.sections, you'll get a separate chunk for each 
top-level section, including the first. "

I'm new to XSLT and its configuration. Is this now the recommended method 
to achieve chapter chunking? If yes, how do I make it so? I'm running on 
docbook-xsl-1.60.1 which should be much more recent than April 2001. But 
I'm not finding the "chunk.sections" parameter in any of the chunk style 
sheets. Maybe I'm looking in the wrong place? Also don't know what it means 
to, as Norm says,  "...turn off chunk.sections" -- is this a string 
parameter added to the xsltproc command line statement? I tried "string 
param chunk.sections 0" but xsltproc doesn't recognize the chunk.sections 

Another obviously naive question: if I grab updated style sheets from the 
CVS, what is the procedure for installing these updates locally? I sense it 
is not as simple as copying the files to the appropriate directory. Based 
on Norm's April message, I did go to Sourceforge and pick up individual 
chunk* stylesheets (assuming these contained the new chunk.sections) but 
don't know what to do with them. Or maybe someone can point me to 
instructions on how to upgrade a local docbook publishing installation with 
updated components pulled from the CVS?

Many thanks for your help.  --julie

Julie Wetherill
Office for Information System
Harvard University Library
1280 Massachusetts Ave., Suite 404
Cambridge, MA 02138

ph 617.495.3724
fx 617.495.0491

"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend.
    Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read." --Groucho Marx

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