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Subject: Re: DOCBOOK: Firstterm, Glossterm & Glossary

/ Vladimir Ivanovic <ivanovic@parc.xerox.com> was heard to say:
| Just a comment: I don't like the idea of `firstterm' because it requires
| keeping track of the first occurrence of a term. One can no longer move
| a block of text around in a document without examining it to see if it
| contains any instances of `glossterm' and then converting them to
| `firstterm', or vice-versa.
| Why can't `glossterm' do it all?

That's a good point. Modern stylesheet languages are probably powerful
enough to deal with this. In the early days, that wasn't always the

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