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Subject: Re: [docbook] RFE 714764 - 'typed' indexes

At 12:49 23/05/2003 +0200, Tobias Reif wrote:

>I just thought that it would be much more flexible to not insert index 
>term markup in the document, at all (at most place a simple reference to 
>each index document). If I get a DocBook document and don't like the 
>indexing, I have to work my way through the whole document and discard the 
>previous work,

That's why indexers are paid good money to do their job.

>or I have to produce a new version of the DocBook document (I don't have 
>much experience with DB indexing, so I might be wrong). So I simply like 
>the general possibility of separating the document from it's indexes; I 
>didn't yet think about technical details.

Seeing my book indexed by a professional, I began to appreciate the work 
that went
into doing it. It is, essentially, an additional layer of markup that goes 
in on top of
the actual content.

regards DaveP 

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