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Subject: Re: [docbook] On topics

What is the definition of a topic map, in this discussion?

On 2/22/07, Keith Fahlgren <abdelazer@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 2/21/07, Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com> wrote:
> > As a general rule, if someone asks for markup "X" and DocBook already
> > has markup "Y" that can be used for the same purpose without too much
> > tag abuse, we tend to encourage the requestor to use "Y" instead.
> I think a lot of the pain of adopting this approach in the past has
> been the restrictive content models for some of the most obvious
> elements (dedication, for example). DocBook 5 seems to have remove
> most of this unnecessary restrictiveness, so perhaps element
> re-purposing will be easier for many folks once they make the jump to
> DocBook 5.
> On the other hand, I certainly understand the unease that many people
> have with even light tag abuse. We can't really expect people who are
> forcing semantic markup down others throats (exaggeration, but you
> know what I mean) to not care about "oh, we'll just call our XXX
> frontmatter <preface role="very-specialized" label="XXX">")...
> Keith
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