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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] Simpler XHTML output

On Mon, 2005-05-02 at 23:04 -0500, Larry Garfield wrote:

> Aside from increasing the number of characters in the file, does having 
> a div that has no style applied to it actually HURT anything? 
No, but it does waste time and processing effort?
>  I think 
> we all agree that <div>...</div> and <span>...</span> are fairly 
> useless.  DocBook is just more expressive than XHTML is, and the only 
> way to maintain that level of complexity 

I agree with Rene, that this detail is wasted on a simple xhtml?

> Also, if someone has or can provide a test document that uses "all" of 
> the features of Docbook and the XSL scripts so that we can get a feel 
> for what all is actually generated, that would be very helpful. 

Agreed. It would be helpful for lots of purposes.
I'm committed to a docbook->daisy transform and would need this.
I am fairly convinced that Norm|Bob (and maybe others) have something
like this tucked away somewhere.

I spent about 3 hours this afternoon with the sun xmlgen, and failed
miserably to get it to produce an instance.

regards DaveP


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