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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] should simplesect be chunked?

On Mon, Sep 15, 2008 at 10:15 AM, Bob Stayton <bobs@sagehill.net> wrote:
> I don't think section level is the right criterium for excluding simplesect
> from chunking.  A chapter can contain nothing but simplesect elements,
> making them equivalent to level1 sections.  Currently such a chapter would
> be a single chunk, even if each simplesect was long, leading to a very long
> chunk.

Right, hence my concern.

>  Also, in the chunking stylesheets, the level of section chunking is
> controlled by a stylesheet parameter.


> The DTD defines a simplesect as identical to section except for its lack of
> section children, as well as not allowing index, glossary, and
> bibliography.  That sounds the same as all the terminal section elements
> that I write.  So I don't see why they are processing differently from
> terminal sections.

I agree.

> I was also surprised to see that simplesect does not get numbered when
> section.autolabel is turned on.  That makes no sense to me, and I think it
> is a bug.  The template with match="simplesect" mode="label.markup" in
> common/labels.xsl has code written to generate a number label for it.  I
> would have to dig deeper to see why it doesn't work.



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