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Subject: Re: Request For Clarification: Indexterm processing in auto-index generation.

/ Dave Pawson <davep@dpawson.co.uk> was heard to say:
| Norman Walsh wrote:
|>  I wonder if *both* would be a better compromise.
|> Using square brackets to indicate hot text, suppose there's one index
|> term in the section with "section title", two in the section with
|> "other section title", three in the section with "third section title"
|> and one again in the section with "fourt title":
|> Term, [section title], other section title, [1], [2],
|>       third section title, [1], [2], [3], [fourth title]
|> (Though, having proposed that, I'm not actually sure it can be achieved.
| Which to my way of thinking doesn't gel with the idea of linking
| to the top of the section. That's the weakness IMHO.

Ok, then maybe the answer is to just always use the numbers:

Term, in section title, [1], in other section title, [1], [2],
      in third section title, [1], [2], [3], in fourth title [1]

The section titles give the reader a clue about where the links occur,
the numbers link to the actual spot where the indexterm occurs.

Or maybe I should just get over it and go with simple numbers like the
CSS example :-/

                                        Be seeing you,

Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com>      | Some people can stay longer in an
http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/ | hour than others can in a week
Chair, DocBook Technical Committee |

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