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Subject: Re: DOCBOOK: Re: RFE 472229: Allow HTML Tables in DocBook


On Fri, 30 Nov 2001, Eduardo Gutentag wrote:

> [...] 
> b) because I have a hard time thinking of a use case where one would
> want or need to intermix CALS and HTML tables in the same document 

Maybe because of cutting & pasting from a different document that used the
other syntax. If intermixing the two were not allowed, you would have to
rewrite that stuff again. (I know that this could most likely be taken
care of by a style sheet.)

> c) because the thought of mixing CALS and HTML namespaces within the
> same table makes my head spin too fast (I know that's not what's proposed, 
> but the line separating the two is indeed thin)

I agree with you on this one. Mixing the two in the *same* table is not a
good idea.
> [...] 
> e) because tools vendors (i.e. editor vendors) would probably have a much
> harder time implementing option 1 than option 2.

Editor vendors usually charge more than enough, so they should indeed add
a feature that makes it worth spending the money on an editor ,-)


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