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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] Please respond: adding generic sibling to high-level book components

Scott Hudson <scott.hudson@flatironssolutions.com>, 2007-02-22 16:04 -0700:

> Right. This element would be considered for addition in v5.0...
> Question is: should these elements be collapsed with the intention of 
> applying a class or type attribute (e.g. <bookmatter class="preface" 
> label="Preface" />

I think that would be a big mistake.

> or is it still semantically meaningful to leave the existing
> structures,

It's a lot more than just semantically meaningful. It's better
design, more intuitive, and it makes it much easier for users to
discover the markup.

> but use the generic one for any additional needed sibling
> structures?

Or not have a generic one at all, but instead decide exactly what
set of new content models would be required to fit the specific
markup needs that have been proposed, and add them as elements.


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