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Subject: Re: DOCBOOK: Re: docbook vs latex

On Tue, Sep 03, 2002 at 10:13:48AM +0200, Robert Kr|ger wrote:
> 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 
> issue.
Actually, it just so happens that the DocBook Technical
Committee has individual xref variations on its agenda.  I just
submitted a proposal that you might want to look at:
> > 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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