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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] Google summer of code

On 03/14/2010 01:54 PM, Dave Pawson wrote:
> On 14/03/10 17:11, Sina Khakbaz Heshmati wrote:
>> "Dick Hamilton"<rlhamilton@frii.com>  said:
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: Dave Pawson [mailto:davep@dpawson.co.uk]
>>>> Just watching Robin Berjon demo a docbook instance presented
>>>> using CSS only.
>>>> Is that a reasonable project for the summer of code?
>>>> Present docbook using CSS only?
>>> Sounds interesting to me; feel free to add it to the ideas page.
>> I also added a new idea [1].
>> Sina
>> [1] http://docbook.xmlpress.net/tiki-index.php?page=DocBook5Website
> I have a copy of that if you want it. We did that some time ago,
> just that it's never been picked up by the sourceforge maintainers.

Now that you are mentioning it, let me throw in some comments:

I have been watching with interest the transition from DB 4 to DB 5, and 
in particular, the discussions about extensibility of a "core" 
vocabulary. A long time ago we discussed DocBook's limited support for 
programming language representations, and what to do about it. Norm 
argued that DB was not a modeling language, and thus, that it wasn't a 
good idea to add more elements akin to "ooclass", "methodsynopsis", etc. 
to the core.

Well, I hope that as part of my project proposal 
(http://docbook.xmlpress.net/tiki-index.php?page=api-markup), we can in 
fact add more elements, but keep them in a separate namespace, so the 
extension is better defined as such.

I would hope that other extensions (slides, website, etc.) could use a 
similar approach, i.e. all become domain-specific extensions (or 
"profiles"). This has a couple of important advantages, not the least 
that users are free to mix these vocabularies for their own purpose.

Thoughts ?



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