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

On Thu, Nov 27, 2003 at 08:24:45AM -0500, Bruce D'Arcus wrote:
> On Nov 24, 2003, at 12:45 PM, Bob Stayton wrote:
> >> 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.
> So I can do condition="presentation."  Then I might add an additional 
> attribute for "audience"?  Is there any problems doing this?
> The concrete example is this:
> I am working on a book.  From the book, I will draw academic talks.  
> However, I will also be teaching a course that will present much of the 
> content in the book.  So, I'm hoping for an elegant way to have a 
> single source, for multiple presentation media (print and presentation 
> slides) and audiences (scholars vs. students).

I think the userlevel attribute would be appropriate
for your audience choice.  Using condition and
userlevel attributes means you wouldn't have to
add any attributes.


Bob Stayton                                 400 Encinal Street
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