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Subject: RE: [docbook-tc] Review reminders

I found the reltable processing expectations to be quite difficult to understand 
when I volunteered to develop the example showing how to express a reltable using
the relationship model.  It is very powerful but could easily be expressed much 
more clearly (although not as compactly) using a mechanism other than a table.  I
found there was lots of explanation of how reltables worked out on the Web, which
may well indicate that people need help understanding it.  There are implied
semantics that are counter to what I would expect in the reltable model.

However, it is, as nearly as I can tell, a solidly accepted part of DITA.


-----Original Message-----
From: Dave Pawson [mailto:dave.pawson@gmail.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, November 17, 2010 10:53 AM
To: DocBook Committee
Subject: Re: [docbook-tc] Review reminders

On 17 November 2010 17:48, Bob Stayton <bobs@sagehill.net> wrote:
> Generally, columns define categories of topics, and rows define which topics
> are linked to each other.  When forming a list of related links to a topic,
> the processor finds the topic in the table, and any other topics in that row
> become related links.
> Bob Stayton
> Sagehill Enterprises
> bobs@sagehill.net

I.e. there is no need to express it in a tabular format?
Always harder to comprehend IMHO


Dave Pawson
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