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Subject: Re: [docbook] DocBook on the Web


Michael(tm) Smith wrote:

> I think it would be possible to load an entire document into the
> browser and use a Javascript mechanism to chunk it into logical
> pages (along with all the on-page previous/next/ home/up links).
> But that would still require having the whole document in memory,
> and (through Javascript) just exposing parts of it at time.

It's certainly possible. I think the S5 stylesheet mechanism does that. 
The problem is that:

1. It depends on JavaScript.

2. The URLs no longer map to individual pages. Bookmarking, linking, and 
search engine optimization are severely hindered.

See http://cafe.elharo.com/xml/flipping-slides-with-javascript/
especially the comments

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