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Subject: Re: DOCBOOK: Re: Questions on <systemitem> and its class Attribute

Hi Norm!

First of all, thanks for your quick reply!

On Tue, 4 Dec 2001, Norman Walsh wrote:

> [...] On the other,
> adding elements that very few people use makes the DTD more confusing
> to new users.

Are you sure that e. g. names of operating systems occur
infrequently? Especially when writing documentation on administrative
issues, I think <systemitem class="osname"> is used quite often.
> Generally, we tend to freely create new class values. If it develops
> that new items are often used (as was the case with <systemitem
> class='envar'>), we promote it to an element.

Sounds like a reasonable approach to me.

> I hope that helps.

Yep, it does ;-)
Thanks again.

Kind regards,


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