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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] slides and documents

On Tue, Nov 18, 2003 at 01:00:26PM -0500, Bruce D'Arcus wrote:
> On Nov 18, 2003, at 11:21 AM, Thomas.Gier@imperia.net wrote:
> > I think this could be done with profiling...
> Thanks Thomas. This seems what I'm looking for.
> Followup questions:
> First, has anyone done any work with generating Apple Keynote 
> presentation via xslt that they have available?
> Second, what is the best element to use for what in HTML would be 
> <span>?  In other words, I have stretch of text within a para element 
> that I want to flag for inclusion in a presentation; how best to do 
> this?  Possible example, using HTML:
> 	<p>The argument seems to suggest that <span>the world is 
> flat</span>.</p>

I think someone else pointed out that <phrase> can be used
for this purpose.  See the 'phrase.propagates.style' stylesheet
parameter for passing down a role attribute as a class
attribute in the HTML.
> So in this case, I'd want to flag "the world is flat" to include as a 
> bullet point in a presentation.
> Finally, looking at the attribute list that can be used for profiling, 
> I'm not sure any of them are well-suited to what I need.  I guess this 
> is a perfect place to extend docbook through a customization layer?  
> Maybe with an attribute called "audience" or something?

Well, you could use the 'condition' attribute, which is
pretty general.  


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