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Subject: RE: [docbook-apps] DocBook Customization
While the DITA DTDs are messy and complex, I do find the way that the DITAOT XSLs process data (i.e. refering to @class attributes rather than element names) to be a lovely, elegant way of allowing fall-through generalization. To me, it makes just as much sense to abstract the XSL from the XML as it does to abstract content from presentation. That said, it's a damn good thing that the XSLs are easy to work with, because they sure require a lot of work when you're used to the feature set offered by DocbookXSL. > In terms of the cost of customization, I have found customizing the > DocBook 4 DTD to be easier than customizing the DITA DTDs. Talk about complex transforms: I've been using DITA recently, and the OT stylesheets look pretty intimidating to me - and no 'DITA XSL The Complete Guide' to help sort them out!