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Subject: Re: Ruminations on the future of DocBook


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/ Pierre Machard <pmachard@tuxfamily.org> was heard to say:
| Le jeudi 29 mai 2003  18:34 -0500, Jeff Biss a crit :
| [...]
|> For example why have <note>, 
|> <important>, <caution>, <warning>, <tip>? Maybe a single tag could have 
|> been used with the differences being made with role:
[...]
| I would like to add a few words about your suggestion. As far as I know,
| a lot of attributes like role=blabla are not always displayed or
| considered.

The base stylesheets *can't* consider role. The role attribute is
specifically designed for user extension. The other attributes (class,
type, etc.) do generally influence the presentation.

| The syntax itself (the DTD) is very comprehensive, the most difficult 
| aspect, is the rendering. Don't you agree with that ?

I agree that stylesheet customization is a problem for many users.

                                        Be seeing you,
                                          norm

- -- 
Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com>      | Do not try to live forever. You
http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/ | will not succeed.--George Bernard
Chair, DocBook Technical Committee | Shaw
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