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Subject: Re: DOCBOOK: Re: docbook vs latex

OK and stuff like "in figures 6-12 you see ..." and the problem of having the 
word figure always capitalized regardless of whether it is at the beginning 
of a sentence or not? I just think the disadvantages of the default handling 
of current stylesheets outweigh the advantages but of course that's something 
everyone has to decide for themselves so I'll just customize my stylesheets 
so they only output the number for an xref and keep my mouth shut about the 

best regards and thanks for your work on dockbook,


> The decision could be made on a per-document basis, with an
> appropriate stylesheet customization :-). For figures, I think it always
> makes sense to generate the word Figure. The edge cases are chapter
> and section, I think. For those, I would never put the word in the
> document, I'd rely on the stylesheet to do the right thing. You get either
>   See Section 2.3 for...
> or
>   See 2.3 for...
>                                         Be seeing you,
>                                           norm

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