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Subject: Re: [docbook] Whatever happened too CSS+XML?

> I know this sentence, actually I typed it on the same keyboard as this
> email message ;-)

Wow... don't I feel an idiot! Heh.

> And although you can *technically* place
> XHTML link or image inside DocBook document, it is nonsense because
> DocBook has native elements for links and images. Moreover DocBook
> markup is usually much more powerful and semantically richer then
> similar XHTML markup.

I know... but is it really that wrong to combine the two like this? Is
there no way of conceivably mixing the two in harmony? Perhaps a
<html:a> embedded in a <link> etc? A bit hacky I know - but you don't
loose any semantics.

What would be the harm of using only
<html:table>, <html:img> and <html:a> in replacements of the DocBook
elements in your document to produce a perfectly valid document which
could be rendered by most browsers? Are you *really* loosing a
significant amount of that semantic goodness that is oh-so-important?
While DocBook is more descriptive in many ways (with images for
example) the overall semantics are the same. Does it really matter
which namespace it belongs to in this instance?

"Creativity can be a social contribution, but only in so
far as society is free to use the results." - R. Stallman

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