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Subject: Re: [docbook-tc] DocBook V5.0 spec

/ Jirka Kosek <jirka@kosek.cz> was heard to say:
| Norman Walsh wrote:
|> At long last, here's a draft of the DocBook V5.0 specification.
| Thanks Norm, good work.


|> Comments most welcome.
| I found one typo in appendix B. There is "Hewlett-Packardn" with "n"
| at the end.

Ack. Sorry Dick & Larry!

| I think that there should be reference to Schematron specification
| (http://xml.ascc.net/resource/schematron/Schematron2000.html).
| Probably in non-normative section because DocBook 5.0 is not using ISO
| Schematron (which is neither yet final standard).

Good idea!

| I would like to know your opinion about level of XInclude support. I
| think that this is the question that will be raised after we officaly
| release DocBook 5.0.

I don't think there's anything wrong, in principle, with adding
elements from other namespaces to DocBook V5.0. I have mixed feelings
about adding xi:include. On the one hand, I can see how it helps
authors who are editing documents that contain xi:include elements. On
the other hand, the fact that those documents are valid tells them
almost nothing about whether or not their "including" doucment is
really valid.

I'd be happier, on the whole, if the authoring tools were smart enough
to "peek inside" the xi:include element and see if the inclusion was
actually going to result in a valid document.

However, I don't expect that's going to happen in the short term, so
maybe it makes sense to allow xi:include everywhere.

What do other folks think?

                                        Be seeing you,

Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com>      | Great men too make mistakes, and
http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/ | many among them do it so often
Chair, DocBook Technical Committee | that one is almost tempted to call
                                   | them little men.-- Lichtenberg

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