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Subject: Re: [docbook] Polymorphic Modular DocBook

[I'm moving this thread over to the docbook-apps list where such 
applications should be discussed]

Yes, it is possible to do this with the right XInclude processor. 
This example in my book:


shows how to include the content of a section without including 
its section wrapper, in this case to avoid a duplicate id, but 
you could use the same xpointer() syntax with a chapter.

  <xi:include href="modules/chapter1.xml" 

I replaced "*" with "node()" here to preserve processing 
instructions, comments, and text.  This method works with 
xsltproc, but the Xerces XInclude processor does not handle the 
xpointer() scheme.  If you are using a Java XSLT processor, you 
could use xmllint --xinclude as a preprocessor step to resolve 
XIncludes before feeding the result to Saxon.

Bob Stayton
Sagehill Enterprises
DocBook Consulting

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Camille Bégnis" <camille@neodoc.biz>
To: "docbooklist" <docbook@lists.oasis-open.org>
Sent: Thursday, June 22, 2006 5:15 AM
Subject: [docbook] Polymorphic Modular DocBook

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> Hi all,
> I used big words in the subject, but it's a simple issue: When 
> doing
> modular DocBook, it sometimes happen that a "chapter" module 
> wants to be
> reused as an "appendix" for example...
> Is the only solution to use tinier modules by chunking at the 
> "section"
> level, or is there something more intelligent?
> Or should we consider DocBook is not meant to be extremely 
> modular,
> other grammars like DITA are more suited?
> Interested in hearing your experience.
> Camille.
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