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Subject: RE: [docbook] Dividers and fleurons

I took my cue from 'or for divisions within a chapter', and the fact
that different printed editions of the same work often use different
fleurons, vignettes, or dividing lines. Steven Pemberton presented
various editions of 'Ulysses' as an example. I.e., the author calls for
a break, a brief pause, the nature of which is left up to the
typesetter. While you might infer that the portions of body text
delimited by those breaks constitute sections, you don't have to. And
even if the chapter actually is composed of informal sections, the
dividers are more a feature of the chapter than of the individual

kind regards
Peter Ring

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Michael(tm) Smith
> Sent: 31. januar 2007 12:58
> To: docbook@lists.oasis-open.org
> Subject: Re: [docbook] Dividers and fleurons

> I guess I don't see why Jukka couldn't just mark those instance up
> using nested sections (as Chris suggested) -
>   <section>
>     <title>* * * </title>
> ...or whatever fleuron character is used.
> He could tune stylesheet parameters to prevent those from
> appearing in the ToC.
> He did after all say that the primary purpose was to handle the
> case where an "author organize his paragraphs into logical
> sections" but just without subheadings. It seems to me in that
> case the fleurons are simply taking the place of a text title.
> The case he mentions of using fleurons to mark the end of chapters
> seems like a different case and doesn't need to be handled with
> markup in the source at all (can be done just through stylesheet
> customization).
>    --Mike

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