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

In my customization layer I set the draft mode to yes by default and only when a final build is run do I turn draft off. 

On Mon, Sep 20, 2010 at 7:18 AM, Ron Catterall <ron@catterall.net> wrote:
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 loaded.
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

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

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