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Subject: Re: [docbook] Profiling question

On Fri, Jul 18, 2003 at 11:15:26AM -0700, Hart, Rowena wrote:
> Hello,
> My colleague and I have been discussing how to
> design and implement profiling (conditional text)
> in our XML documents.
> The people who use our product can have multiple
> roles and job duties. These roles and job duties
> determine which screens and functions are available
> in the product. There is no one-to-one correllation
> between roles/duties and screens/functions; in other
> words, people from several different roles/duties
> may use the same screen/functions, but in different
> workflows.
> We will know which roles/duties can use specific
> screens/functions, but we will not know which roles/
> duties people will have. For this reason, we were
> thinking that the best solution would be to associate
> numerous roles/duties to a single chunk of XML-formatted
> text and pass each person's roles/duties as parameters
> during transformation.
> Is it possible to assign numerous values to an
> attribute, e.g. condition="roleA,roleB,duty1,duty2"?
> If not, has anyone else found another way to set up
> profiling for numerous roles/duties?

Yes, it is possible. You can use multiple
profiling attributes, and you can set multiple
values in each attribute.  You have to be careful
not to let the logic get out of hand, though.  8^)
See this URL for syntax:



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