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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] acronyms, abbreviations, definitions

On Thu, 11 Nov 2010 11:59:07 +0100
Nathalie Sequeira <n@n-faktor.net> wrote:

> Hello Dave,
> thank you for the reassuring feedback :)
> > Since docbook has no 'proper' expansion of an acronym, I've used the
> > universal phrase with a condition?
> >   
> After pondering this a bit, I do understand  why you'd qualify the 
> phrase with an attribute:
> it's not just any old phrase, but a phrase that serves a specific 
> function, i.e. to expand the acronym/abbreviation.
> However, I do not understand why mark it with a "condition"? It would 
> seem more logical to me to attribute it a "role", no?

Yes, it could be role. I chose condition since that seemed right
to me. YMMV

but you do need it for the customization layer, To process these
as you want them, hopefully until the Docbook committee agree
it is a worthwhile addition.



Dave Pawson

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