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Subject: Re: DOCBOOK: Markup questions

On Wed, Dec 18, 2002 at 10:36:17AM +0100, Moritz Weiten wrote:
> Thank you for the reply!
> Concerning the bibliography-questions:
> If I cannot work with the brackets within DocBook-content, I can easiliy
> add them in the transformation.

Yes, that is the best way if you are willing to customize
the stylesheet.
> It should be possible to implement different references to the same
> source on the stylesheet-level.
> But it requires some additional "intelligence". In the tbook-system
> (http://sourceforge.net/projects/tbookdtd/), references to the
> bibliography are distinguished with the help of a "type" attribute.
> While the id-attribute determines the target, the type-attribute
> determines how the reference is shown: M|ller et. al. (1978) or (M|ller
> et. al. 1978) or M|ller et. al. 1978
> I was wondering, wether a similar mechanism is implemented (or planned)
> for DocBook.
Yes, the 'role' attribute can be used for such purposes.
It is a general purpose attribute typically used
for such purposes. 

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