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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] Initial page numbering for book chapter?
Le 7 juin 2006 à 14:40, Rune Enggaard Lausen a écrit : > On 6/6/06, Michèle Garoche <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: >> Yes, I thought of the same solution, but I considered that if the >> preface was taken out of the preliminary documents, which surprised >> me a bit, it should exist a good reason for it. >> I think that there is maybe a confusion between what is "first book >> content", i.e. what occurs only one time at the very beginning of >> the book, and what may occur more that one time, for example preface, >> not necessarily at the beginning of a book, but still is "first book >> content" in the sense that it is preliminary contents to part of a >> book. > > As I interpret the "first"-part of the name, it is the first "true" > content of the book. I think we should think more in the lines of > frontmatter, body and backmatter. In my opinion, a preface is a > frontmatter-thing. Yes, for me too. I've personnally never seen seen a preface in the middle of a book (not to say that it cannot happen though), but it may appear several times in a set of books, and also several times at the beginning of the book (say preface to first edition, preface to second edition, etc..). But still is a front-matter thing. I wrote that only because when I browse docbook-dtd the only thing I found that distinguish for example dedication from preface was the fact that preface is allowed to happen several times, while dedication only one time. I've reported a bug yesterday on it, if it is wrong, well it can be closed. > This is the reason I think preface should be excluded in > first.book.content; and even more because it is handled separately > later in the template. > > Does one of the stylesheet maintainers have any comments on this? > Jirka? Bob? Michael? > >> Make perfect sense to me, and English is not my native language as >> well :-) > > Thank you :-) > > Best regards, > > Rune > Amicalement, Michèle <http://micmacfr.homeunix.org>