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Subject: Re: DOCBOOK: RE: Simplified DocBook Q: Nested Section elements

Does this editor your using allow you to drag elements and their 
contents around from one place to the next (valid) location? If so you 
might experiment with doing that as a small exercise and experiment in 
figuring out the hierarchy and sequence of the elements. In addition, 
there may be an element that wraps para in an appropriate way, such as 
'abstract' or 'note' that allows you to do what you need to do.


Peter Brooks wrote:
> It does, Norm, and thank you - although it doesn't solve my problem that now
> arises with the layout that is wanted :) The subsection was to have been
> presented before the para belonging to the "higher" section that used it as
> a reference (but wasn't a subsection in its own right).
> There'll be a way around it...
> Peter
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Norman Walsh [mailto:ndw@nwalsh.com]
>>Sent: Tuesday, September 10, 2002 11:49 AM
>>To: Peter Brooks
>>Cc: docbook@lists.oasis-open.org; Peter Brooks (E-mail)
>>Subject: Re: Simplified DocBook Q: Nested Section elements
>>/ Peter Brooks <pbrooks@appliedsemantics.com> was heard to say:
>>| It appears that if I create a handful of sections to map 
>>out the (somewhat
>>| known) structure of a document in progress, then create 
>>some content in one
>>| of the sections (as it is provided to me), if I attempt to 
>>nest a section
>>| within that section that now has content, it is not 
>>possible - the section
>>| element is not offered in the list of allowed elements.
>>All the sections have to come "last". In other words, if you 
>>have this structure:
>><title>Some Title</title>
>><!-- point A -->
>><para>Some material</para>
>><!-- point B -->
>>You can add a new section at "point B" but not at "point A" (because
>>that would put the paragraph after the section and that's not
>>Does that help?
>>                                        Be seeing you,
>>                                          norm
>>Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com>      | Well-being is attained by little
>>http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/ | and little, and 
>>nevertheless it is
>>Chair, DocBook Technical Committee | no little thing itself.--Zen of
>>                                   | Citium

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