> As for the styling: > > If you talk about HTML: > All presentational code is deprecated. > > If you talk about XSLFO: > If the docbook.sourceforge.net stylesheets style "foreignphrase" > italicized than that's great (since that's what he wanted), > but the fact > remains that this styling preference can not be expressed in DocBook. > The choice and use of DocBook markup should not be driven by default > styles of a specific stylesheet. You can not rely on getting > italic text > for "foreignphrase". You simply and luckily can not express > this wish in > DocBook. I certainly hope that everybody on this list understands that, as it's one of the principal benefits to using DocBook in the first place. I was just letting Raju know that a commonly used tool rendered this tagging as he wanted. My main motivation for suggesting <foreignphrase/> was semantics, not presentation.