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Subject: DOCBOOK: Re: Anonymous block of <para>, control first line indented?

/ "Christopher R. Maden" <crism@maden.org> was heard to say:
| At 03:35 24/4/02, Peter Ring wrote:
|>   Now the first <para> (or similar body text block) in a <section> (or
|>similar structural division) is easy to catch, but how about the anonymous
|>thematical subdivision of the body text within a <section>? I've tried to
|>find something obviously suitable in DocBook without luck; so far I have
|>been able to come up with the following not-really-obvious hacks:
| It sounds like you have multiple sections here.  I would probably redefine 
| <simplesect> to make %sect.title.content; optional, and then use that.

I agree that it sounds like some sort of sectioning would be
appropriate. But if you really don't want to do that, I'd go with a
role attribute on the para.

(I think the empty bridgehead trick is asking for trouble. Stylesheets might,
for example, slap in extra space around the empty head.)

                                        Be seeing you,

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http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/ | absurd, futile, and transitory?
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                                   | they and we go very well
                                   | together.--Santayana

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