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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] draft.mode default to no?

Agreed, draft mode should be an option you request, not the default. Set 
draft.mode parameter to 'no' by default and then if the user decides he 
wants draft mode, he will ask for it and the draft page masters will be 
I wonder how many people actually use draft mode.

On 9/20/10 3:44 AM, Bob Stayton wrote:
> The stylesheet parameter draft.mode's default value has been set to
> 'maybe' for quite awhile. That kind of worked, because the url for the
> draft.watermark.image was a URL. Users requested that it not be a URL,
> because it created problems for offline people, and delayed processing
> to fetch it over the internet. It required either changing the value or
> using a catalog to redirect the URL to a local location.
> In version 1.76.0, we changed the draft.watermark.image to a local value
> like other docbook images. However, when FOP creates the draft
> page-masters, it tries (and generally fails) to load that image, even if
> the draft page-masters are not used. I don't think that is correct
> behavior, as it should only try to open that image if it is going to be
> used.
> So I'm asking the mailing list if we should change the default value of
> the draft.mode param to 'no', so that the draft page-masters are not
> even used. Personally, I think setting it to 'no' by default is a good
> thing. If you want to use draft pages, then set the url to the watermark
> image and turn on the feature.
> Bob Stayton
> Sagehill Enterprises
> bobs@sagehill.net
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Ron Catterall Ph.D. D.Sc.

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