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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] slides: how to balance presentation and content

Justus-bulk@Piater.name wrote:
> Stefan Seefeld <seefeld@sympatico.ca> wrote on Tue, 20 Jan 2009
> 09:51:23 -0500:
>> <foil template="my-two-column-template">
>>  <block name="left">
>>    <itemizedlist/>
>>  </block>
>>  <block name="right">
>>    <mediaobject/>
>>  </block>
>>  <block name="footer"/>
>> </foil>
> I see. Not bad. However, I would prefer to avoid element grammar to
> depend on attributes because this is not generally the way DocBook
> does it.
> This sort of layout can in principle be achieved using DocBook tables
> (CALS or HTML style), which is what I do, but it is unwieldy and
> cumbersome to adjust.

It is not semantic, it is inaccessible for non-visual users
and plain bad XML IMHO.

> Perhaps one way forward would be to think about simplified markup for
> tabular layouts whose semantics are inspired by tables 


> This would yield intuitive semantics, and stylesheets might reuse much
> of the table-related code.



Dave Pawson

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