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Subject: Re: DOCBOOK: New element for Step alternatives?
At 16:23 2002 09 13 -0400, Sabine Ocker - Sun Microsystems wrote: >For example, if you wanted the following: > > 1. Check to see if Volume Manager is running. > > * If Volume Manager is running, proceed to the next step. > > * If Volume Manager is not running: > > a. Log in as root. > > b. Type /etc/init.d/volmgt start. > > 2. The next step... > What about the above step 1 makes it not just consist of two steps where the second one consists of two steps? I mean, suppose I changed the words to read as follows: 1. How to get the Volume Manager running. * Pour yourself a cup of coffee. * Start the Volume Manager running: a. Log in as root. b. Type /etc/init.d/volmgt start. Certainly that would just be steps within steps. So the only difference appears to be that your example has the word "If" in it, but I'm not sure I see the motivation yet for that requiring a fairly thorough change of markup. >The proposed markup would look like: ><snip> ><procedure><title> Volume Manager</title> > <step><para>Check to see if Volume Manager is running.</para> > <alternatives> > <branch><para>If Volume Manager is running, proceed to the next > step.</para></branch> > <branch><para>If Volume Manager is not running:</para> > <substeps> > <step><para>Log in as root.</para></step> > <step><para>Type /etc/init.d/volmgt start.</para></step> > </substeps></branch> > </alternatives> > </step> > <step><para>The next step.</para></step> ></procedure> paul
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