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Subject: Re: [docbook] Ruminations on the future of DocBook

On Fri, May 30, 2003 at 03:05:38PM -0500, Jeff Biss wrote:
> This does make sense for the reasons you provide. The DocBook really 
> trys to provide the elements that any given discilpline requires but at 
> a maintenance cost. Can you provide an example as to how 
> <dbjava:methodsynopsis> and <dbperl::methodsynopsis> would be 
> differentiated in a document? Or is it as obvious as 
> <dbjava:methodsynopsis>doSomething</dbjava:methodsynopsis>? Does the 
> dbxxxx part provide the differentiation required for processing?

Yes.  That's it.  The dbjava: and dbperl: in my examples are two
namespaces that would include a (different) <methodsynopsis> element.
The semantic meaning, processing expectations and content modules would differ.


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