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Subject: Re: [docbook] is there any way to code genus & species names in docbook XML


I would suggest that you not change the DTD to accomplish what you want, which is italicized Genus and Species names. The Italization is not accomplished in the DTD it is accomplished through the appropriate stylesheet. You could use something like:

<emphasis id=genus> genus</emphasis>


<emphasis id=species>specie</species>

The stylesheet would then render all emphasis elements with ids of genus or species as italic. This looks like it would work because the Definitive Reference states that the common attributes are available in the <emphasis> element.

Jeff Biss

Raju Sharma wrote:
Thanks for the providing me the solution.
I tried to customize the DTD, but it is giving an error "DTD error - text is not well-formed after entity resolution (please verify all entities)" during the declaration of the genusSpecies element (marked with ==>). Please look at the below DTD declaration and let me know what could be the error.
<!ENTITY % local.para.class "|genus|species">

<!ENTITY % DocBookDTD PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook XML V4.2//EN" " http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/xml/4.2/docbookx.dtd ">
==><!ELEMENT genus - - ((%smallcptr.char.mix;)+)>
<!ATTLIST  genus
 %local.classname.attrib; >
==><!ELEMENT s pecies - - ((%smallcptr.char.mix;)+)>
<!ATTLIST  species
 %local.classname.attrib; >
Raju Sharma
-----Original Message-----
From: Gisbert Amm [mailto:gia@webde-ag.de]
Sent: Friday, May 23, 2003 2:27 PM
To: 'raju@iccind.stpn.soft.net'; docbook@lists.oasis-open.org
Subject: RE: [docbook] is there any way to code genus & species names in docbook XML

Since DocBook is all about technological (computer related) items there's no special markup for biological terms as you need it.
If you do not have other requirements, you could simply use some non-semantic inline markup like <emphasis></emphasis> to get the genus and species names italic.
If you'd like to have <genus> and <species> as elements within your XML, you had to  customize the DTD as described on http://www.docbook.org/tdg/en/html/ch05.html  "Customizing DocBook"; then you had to provide the matching XSL routines for the new elements aswell (see http://www.sagehill.net/xml/docbookxsl/CustomMethods.html#d0e4162  "Writing a customization layer" ff.) 
Kind regards
Gisbert Amm
-----Original Message-----
From: Raju Sharma [mailto:raju@iccind.stpn.soft.net]
Sent: Friday, May 23, 2003 7:14 AM
To: docbook@lists.oasis-open.org
Subject: [docbook] is there any way to code genus & species names in docbook XML

I want to code some genus & species names in italic format. Is there any coding available in docbook for the same? If not then how can I add these names in my XML?
Thanks in advance for all your kind help.
Raju Sharma

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