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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] RE: [docbook] RE: [docbook-apps] db 5 and Dita anyone?

The first step for getting something like conrefs is to raise it with the 
DocBook Technical Committee.  Please file an RFE in the DocBook project on 
SourceForge.  That will get it onto the TC agenda.

Bob Stayton
Sagehill Enterprises

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Peter Desjardins" <peter.desjardins.us@gmail.com>
To: "Barton Wright" <barton.wright@streambase.com>
Cc: "Johnson, Eric" <Eric.Johnson@iona.com>; <docbook@lists.oasis-open.org>; 
Sent: Friday, May 09, 2008 1:35 PM
Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] RE: [docbook] RE: [docbook-apps] db 5 and Dita 

> On Fri, May 9, 2008 at 4:08 PM, Barton Wright
> <barton.wright@streambase.com> wrote:
>> Another +1 for a non-xinclude conref feature.
>> No one talks about the hidden cost of xincludes, which is that they are 
>> expensive in terms of the time they take in a large Java-based doc build 
>> process. The more xincludes our doc set accrues, the longer the doc build 
>> takes.
> This is the biggest problem I have encountered with DocBook.  I've
> achieved whatever content reuse I've needed so far using xincludes and
> xpointer.  I posted the permutations that I find useful here:
>     http://wiki.docbook.org/topic/DocBookCookbook
> But they only work with xmllint.
> My experience with xincludes is that they resolve very quickly,
> though.  Especially after I configured an XML catalog for xmllint, it
> resolves my intricate web of xincludes in seconds.  Maybe the
> difference is that you are using a Java tool to resolve them?
> I would gladly give up the xincludes for a DocBook content sharing 
> feature.
> Peter
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