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

Jirka Kosek wrote:
> Sorry for stepping-in, but to me it seems that you might try to have a
> look ODF and OOXML and see how they describe presentation slides. It
> seems that your requirements are so presentational and layout driven
> that it simply doesn't nicely fit into DocBook principles.

I was afraid this argument would come up, but this question is actually 
why I wrote that mail in the first place.
There are many different reasons to use docbook for slides, but I don't 
think the clean separation of presentation from content is among them 
(for most of us). Rather, I believe the main argument is that it 
encourages 'code reuse', i.e. it allows me to copy&paste from other 
docbook sources. This is why I suggest that in this context (i.e. a 'DB 
5 slides extension') *some* added presentational markup would be a very 
useful thing to have.



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