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Subject: Re: DOCBOOK: xref into another document?

On Friday 27 December 2002 23:26, Jirka Kosek wrote:
> Michael Schuerig wrote:
> > I'm using docbook-website to build my site and I'd like to create
> > xrefs among pages. There's nothing special about website, so it
> > comes down to creating xrefs into other documents.
> Website stylesheets can deal with olinks:
> You must at first declare external binary entity in internal subset:
> <!ENTITY software SYSTEM "software.xml" NDATA XML>
> and then reference it in olink:
> <olink targetdocent="software" localinfo="emacs">Install
> Emacs</olink>

Yes, I know, but that's not what I want to do. I would like to write 
something like

<xref targetdocent="software" linkend="emacs"/>

and have the stylesheet generate the link text as appropriate.
The docbook stylesheets already contain a general mechanism for doing 
this within a single document. I've customized them with the addition 
of tags for bookreview. For the purpose of cross-referencing between 
reviews I'm using xref and my customization hooks into the link text 
generation with this template

  <xsl:template match="bookreview" mode="xref-to">
    <em><xsl:value-of select="title"/></em>

(The complete stylesheets are linked from 


Michael Schuerig                  If at first you don't succeed...
mailto:schuerig@acm.org           try, try again.
http://www.schuerig.de/michael/   --Jerome Morrow, "Gattaca"

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