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Subject: Re: [docbook] Re: Add topic element to DocBook?


Hi Elliotte,
I'm not clear what you meant when you said that XML can't handle this idea 
of assembling topics using a mapping element.  Can you elaborate?

Bob Stayton
Sagehill Enterprises
DocBook Consulting
bobs@sagehill.net


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Elliotte Harold" <elharo@metalab.unc.edu>
To: "Norman Walsh" <ndw@nwalsh.com>
Cc: <docbook@lists.oasis-open.org>
Sent: Friday, October 27, 2006 10:06 AM
Subject: Re: [docbook] Re: Add topic element to DocBook?


> Norman Walsh wrote:
>
>
>> Making a book of topics, something with sequential pages that's either
>> literally or virtually made out of dead trees, is an exercise in
>> choosing some sort of sequential order (hence the mapping/toc element)
>> for the topics.
>>
>
> It sounds like we're heading into overlap territory here, or maybe worse. 
> It's not just DocBook that can't handle this. It's XML.
>
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