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Subject: Re: DOCBOOK: Proposal #2 for BNF/EBNF markup

/ Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com> was heard to say:
| New issues:
|  - I changed the linking attribute from 'def' to 'linkend' for consistency
|  - You give productionset a required title, then didn't use the title in
|    your examples. So I made the title optional.
|  - Making constraint empty requires that the stylesheet be able to generate
|    something reasonable. Maybe we should allow it to have content or be
|    empty, as per my description of NT above (and not without precedent,
|    consider the semantics of 'link' with endterm)

- Further consideration of constraint makes me think we probably
  do need a constraintnote element. I'm not fond of that name,
  though, and I still don't want it to be an admonition. It
  should be possible to format it less dramatically.

- How should we deal with the fact that nt's pointing element
  should be an XPointer? (It should be allowed to point to an ID
  in this document or to another document...)

                                        Be seeing you,

Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com>      | In a universe of electrons and
http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/ | selfish genes, blind physical
Chair, DocBook Technical Committee | forces and genetic replication,
                                   | some people are going to get hurt,
                                   | other people are going to get
                                   | lucky, and you won't find any
                                   | rhyme or reason in it, nor any
                                   | justice.--Richard Dawkins

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