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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] Chunking options for HTML output


Thomas and Bob, thank you for pointing me in the right direction. I’ll give it a try.


Frank Arensmeier
Paligo - The truly user-friendly CMS for technical documentation

> 18 nov 2015 kl. 23:31 skrev Bob Stayton <bobs@sagehill.net>:
> Hi Frank,
> I have some experience with customizing chunking in the stylesheet. Many of the features of DocBook XSL were designed to be easily customized, but chunking isn't one of them.  So it is possible, but there are a lot of details that must be attended to. One of those details is navigation to Next and Previous, which is altered when you change chunking behavior.
> There is a section in my online book on customizing chunking, including a section on "How chunking works", but it is not a complete guide.  It does point out the files and templates that will need to be looked at.
> http://www.sagehill.net/docbookxsl/ChunkingCustomization.html
> Bob Stayton
> Sagehill Enterprises
> bobs@sagehill.net
> On 11/6/2015 7:59 AM, Frank Arensmeier wrote:
>> Hi!
>> I am wondering. DITA has the attribute "chunk" that gives the user
>> some control about how a topic/section is treated when it comes to
>> output chunking. Setting that attribute to "to-content", the topic
>> (including its children) is "… rendered as a single chunk of
>> content". Is there something similar in DocBook? I know that I can
>> control the chunking level – but that’s a different story. I need a
>> more fine-grain control for the chunking mechanism. Could this be
>> achieved in a customisation? Which "key" stylesheets in DocBook XSLT
>> would be promising candidates to look at?
>> Thank you! /frank
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