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Subject: Re: DOCBOOK: New name for Element name?

/ Hermann Flacke <hermann.flacke@bluewin.de> was heard to say:
| On Fre, 28 Jan 2000, Norman Walsh wrote:
| > / Stephane Bortzmeyer <bortzmeyer@pasteur.fr> was heard to say:
| > | On Wednesday 26 January 2000, at 22 h 38, the keyboard of Hermann Flacke 
| > | <hermann.flacke@bluewin.de> wrote:
| > | > In order to make handling of an sgml/xml-file better, i would like to
| > | > put some alias-name for within my document or to another dtd. So once
| > | > there is "mychapter" (but really it is a normal "chapter") and once there
| > | > ist "yourchapter" (but it still really is a normal "chapter").
| > | The benefit is not obvious. May be you could explain more?
| > Yes, I'm curious, too...
| > But in any event, if you really want to change the element
| > names, I can't think of any way to do it. You could use the
| > 'remap' attribute to contain the name they want to use, I guess,
| > and maybe make your editing tool display that?
| Well, here we are again. The purpose of using different names for same
| thing is to show the authors not a simple "title" but a "title of this"
| and a "title of that" and so on. So the tool would map the entries
| for the user. This way the user knows what he's writing. Parsing the
| xml/sgml file would then retrieve "title of this", for example.

I'm still at a loss. What tool are your authors using? How is it that
<title> as a child of <chapter> isn't contextually enough information
to indicate that the title is a chapter title?


Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com>      | My fate cannot be mastered; it can
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Member, DocBook Editorial Board    | thereby, to some extent, directed.
                                   | Nor am I the captain of my soul; I
                                   | am only its noisiest
                                   | passenger.--Aldous Huxley

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