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Subject: Re: DOCBOOK: host/domainname/ip address

On Mon, Aug 07, 2000 at 12:18:09PM -0400, Norman Walsh wrote:
> / Sean Donnellan <sean@donnellan.de> was heard to say:
> | I was wondering, as I come from a UNIX/Network background, if there are
> | any standard ways of representing hostnames, domainnames, and ip addresses
> | in DocBook.
> This came up recently. From my (as yet unpublised minutes from the
> last f2f meeting)

f2f meeting?

> <varlistentry><term>Issue 124: Add markup for hostnames and other host identifiers</term>
> <listitem><para>
> We already have a class on systemitem for systemname. We suggest that these
> are further useful class values for systemitem but do not warrant a unique
> element name. We'll add the following class attributes to systemitem:
> domainname, fqdomainname, ipaddress, netmask, etheraddress. We consider
> hostname already covered by systemname.
> </para></listitem>
> </varlistentry>

Contra-example: <prompt> was promoted from being systemitem attribute to
a first class element.

Has the RFE I submitted about this surfaced?

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Telephone line, $24.95 a month.  Software, free.  USENET transmission,
hundreds if not thousands of dollars.  Thinking before posting, priceless.
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