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Subject: Re: DOCBOOK: text coloring

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on Fri, Jan 05, 2001 at 10:49:01AM +0100, E.L. Willighagen (egonw@sci.kun.n=
l) wrote:
> > > Is it possible to define the color of text in a DocBookX 4.x file?
> > > prefer not to customize the stylesheet for conversion to some other
> > > format, but prefer to fixate the color directly in Docbook.
> > I'm new at this myself, but my understanding is that this is a "not
> > clear on the concept" request. DocBook markup is *entirely* semantic.
> > If you want to modify the generated output, the *only* place to do so is
> > in the stylesheet.
> Let me rephrase my question. You're absolutely right, btw. But what is me=
> is. I want to color a specific phrase. I have a table with content and
> a notice "passed" or "failed" in it, denoting the succes of a certain tes=
> (See http://jchempaint.sourceforge.net/ -> testsuite).
> It can be regarded similar to negative values for money on financial
> overviews... Clearly, i do not want to have all my <para> content
> colored red (or green) but just a small part.
> Thus, my question is, how can i achieve coloring of text different
> from 'normal' text?

I'd have to check through specific tags and such, general ideas come to

  - Find an existing semantic tag which is appropriate and modify the
    stylesheet to format it as desired.

  - Apporpriate an existing tag for your porpose, and modify the

  - Extend docbook with a tag or attribute specifically meeting your
    purposes.  Note that this is no longer DocBook, then.

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