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Subject: qanda and answers in the appendix


I've been trying to figure out how to create a book that has the answers 
from qanda at the back of the book in an appendix. I run two sets of 
transformations. One to build a qanda XML file, and a second one to 
build the full book with this additional qanda XML file as an appendix. 
I've gotten part of the way there with the following XSLT style sheet, 
but I still have to edit the qanda XML file by hand to remove irrelevant 
information. It works-ish, but I'd like to understand how to do this 
sort of thing correctly.

Right now the DocBook is set up as follows (very abbreviated, of course):

	<title>Chapter title</title>
	<itemizedlist>Summary of what's to come</itemizedlist>
	<sect1 role="qanda">questions</sect1>

Using the style sheet below I still have to go through after the 
transformation and remove the <itemizedlist> by hand. The reason this 
content ISN'T in a <sect1> is because I want it to show up on the first 
page of the chapter. All <sect1>s have a page-break before, so to keep 
the content where I want it, I've removed the <sect1>s from the intro 
(this is probably really wrong, but it works). :)

Here is the style sheet:

<xsl:template match="sect1">
    <xsl:if test="@role='qanda'">
    <xsl:if test="not(@role='questions')"></xsl:if>

<xsl:template match="node()|@*">
        <xsl:apply-templates select="@*|node()" />

<xsl:template match="qandaset">
    <xsl:apply-templates />

<xsl:template match="qandaentry">
    <xsl:apply-templates />

<xsl:template match="question">
       <xsl:apply-templates />

<xsl:template match="answer">
       <xsl:apply-templates />

(1) Would it be easier to strip out the chapter pre-ambles if I changed 
my DocBook? (How would I eliminate the line break on the front page of 
the chapter if I did change the markup to <sect1>?)
(2) I'm not sure how to make the root element <appendix> in the 
qanda.xml file?
(3) Am I going about this the wrong way? I tried searching for things 
like, "qanda answers end of book xsl docbook" and have found pages like 
<http://www.sagehill.net/docbookxsl/HideAnswers.html>; however, this 
only shows how to hide the answers, not how to compile them at the back 
of the book.
(4) I would also like to know how to update the <title> for the qanda 
<sect1>s to include the chapter title. Right now I update this by hand 
as part of the editing process.

I know I'm getting greedy with my questions, so I will stop there for 
now. :)

Thanks for your insight in advance. Please feel free to point me at 
online resources if I've missed the basics somewhere along the way.


Emma Jane Hogbin
web. www.hicktech.com

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