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Subject: RE: [docbook-apps] Assigning Default Role Values to Elements

For the short term, you might be able to get what you want using xsl:apply-imports in your customization layer:
<xsl:template match="chapter">
    <div class="foo">
That way you get to wrap the chapter in your div without touching the docbook xsls. Of course you end up with a bunch of extra divs :-)

From: Bob Stayton [mailto:bobs@sagehill.net]
Sent: Tuesday, November 07, 2006 11:20 AM
To: Miller, Ray (Centech); docbook-apps@lists.oasis-open.org
Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] Assigning Default Role Values to Elements

OK, now I understand.  I don't know of an easy way to do what you are looking for with the current stylesheets.  There are dozens of instances of these in the HTML stylesheets:
    <div class="{name(.)}">
    <span class="{name(.)}">
(actually, those should be local-name() for DB5 now that I look at it).
To get different class attributes, you would have to replace each of those with a template that generates the class attribute:
  <apply-templates select="." mode="html.class"/>
The default version of that mode would be:
<xsl:template match="*" mode="html.class">
  <xsl:attribute name="class">
    <xsl:value-of select="local-name(.)"/>
But you could customize that mode to output your enterprise class names for specific elements.
This would make a fine feature request.  8^)
Bob Stayton
Sagehill Enterprises
DocBook Consulting
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, November 06, 2006 6:33 AM
Subject: RE: [docbook-apps] Assigning Default Role Values to Elements

Second sentence should read ‘… for specific elements’ not attributes.


From: Miller, Ray (Centech)
Sent: Monday, November 06, 2006 9:30 AM
To: docbook-apps@lists.oasis-open.org
Subject: RE: [docbook-apps] Assigning Default Role Values to Elements


>>One can write CSS selectors to match on these default class values.  It looks like you are looking to override the default class values with other values using the role attribute.  Is that because you want the authors to be able to assign different styles to different chapter titles?  Your example only showed one style, so I wasn't sure if that's what you intended.<<


CSS class selectors are pre-defined by the enterprise. So yes, wish to override class selectors for specific attributes. Currently do so with phrase, emphasis and para elements; wish to accomplish this transparently though a stylesheet customization. As for the chapter and section titles, they must too conform to the enterprise CSS which does not rely on <h1> <h2> <h3> … for chapter and section title formatting in user content areas, instead utilizing custom CSS class selector names. What I wish to accomplish is a stylesheet customization that conforms to the enterprise’s CSS without having to apply role=  in elements or wrapping Chapter and Section titles with phrase elements. In short, transparent enterprise CSS conformance. This is a MAJOR issue that must be resolved for DocBook enterprise Internet and Intranet acceptance; authors need to focus on artifact content and structure only; presentation must be pre-defined and transparently conformant.



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