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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] Q and A sets with olinks: no generated text

The xrefstyle mechanism works with number labels and titles, but a qandaentry question does not have a title, just one or more para and other elements.  A question can be very long and complex, so the stylesheet doesn't try to use it for xrefs.
But if you restrict your questions to a single para, then you could create a customization to use them in xrefs.  If you look at the template in fo/xref.xsl that starts with:
<xsl:template match="qandaentry" mode="xref-to">
That is the first template called when generating the text for an xref. It applies templates in mode="object.xref.markup" which uses the gentext mechanism.  In your case, you should create your own template that matches on question in mode="object.xref.markup" for processing the question.
<xsl:template match="question" mode="object.xref.markup">
  <xsl:call-template name="gentext">
    <xsl:with-param name="key" select="'question'"/>
  <xsl:text> </xsl:text>
<xsl:apply-templates select="para[1]/node()"/>
The select in the second-to-last line selects the content of the first para of the question.  If you just processed the para element itself, then you would get a para block output, not an inline output.
Bob Stayton
Sagehill Enterprises
DocBook Consulting
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, February 10, 2006 3:15 AM
Subject: [docbook-apps] Q and A sets with olinks: no generated text

Hi list,

I have a collection of <qandaset> files, which are used in master documents of the <article> type. I use olinks to refer to different <qandaentry>s in these files. However, the generated links in HTML output show only the question label and number, for example: "Q:4."

Is there any way to get, for example, "Q: What is wrong with my olinks?"?
I haven't found anything on this issue in Bob's book. I have played with different xrefstyle parameter values, but none of them worked.

Thanks in advance,


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