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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] Auto-generating an index

On Fri, Feb 4, 2011 at 07:50, Thomas Schraitle <tom_schr@web.de> wrote:
> Hi Tom,
>>On Fri, Feb 4, 2011 at 07:01, Thomas Schraitle <tom_schr@web.de> wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> Why not using a XSLT stylesheet? In that case you can just add your
>>> indexterms to whatever elements you need.
>>> As you have to go through it anyway, you can just add some
>>> condition="noidx" as I've suggested in one of my last mails.
>>I probably don't understand what you are doing, Tom (and xslt is
>>daunting to me), it looks to me like you are transforming a word or
>>short phrase that is already marked up (I assume by elements you mean
>>xml tags).
> Ahh, that explains a lot. :) Yes, I've assumed you have already text
> which is proberly marked up. Sorry for that.
>> I'm trying to add DB markup to small chunks of long runs
>>of text such as inside </para> elements.
> Ok, I see. This makes it obviously more difficult. In that case, you are
> hanging on step 1 whereas my method is located on step 2. ;)
> Do you have text which is repeated a lot? In that case, maybe you
> could split the para and search for your "expected" strings. If that's
> successful you can add the needed indexterms.

Yes, that's what I'm doing with my Perl script:  Offered to this list
if anyone in interested after I get it working.



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