Subject: RE: A tricky xref problem
From: Nancy Brandt [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, October 20, 2009 5:30 AM
Subject: A tricky xref problem
I wonder if there is a way to extract a text string and pass it as a value for the <xref linkend=""/> expression. For example, when I write:
Some text text text (see ref=[sect_test]),
I would like to take the text within the [ ] delimiters and pass it as a value for the linkend attribute of the xref element called in my customized table template. The reason for this special workaround is that I've created a custom template that enables you to add a table row with its entries using one command, like so:
<row entry1="red" entry2="blue" entry3="black"/> -which saves a lot of typing.
So, if I wish to add a reference to some section from within entry1, I can't write:
<row entry1="red (refer to <xref linkend="sect_test"/>)" entry2="blue" entry3="black"/>
I need somehow to customize my table template that says something like:
Please, advise me how to extract the text string from within [ ] delimiters to pass it as a value for the <xref> expression.
Thanks a lot in advance!!!