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Subject: Re: [docbook] DocBook Technical Committee Meeting Minutes: 15 July2009



> Mimil Mimil wrote:
>> Hello,
>>
>> I just have a little comment on 8.Publishing Subcommittee report ...
>> Scott suggests everyone read it and provide comments.
>>
>> With an external view (no knowledge of publishing) I wondered what is
>> the real motivation to have 3 distinct elements (dialogue, drama,
>> poetry) because they seem to have the same goal "speeches" and also
>> have the same xml definition in the spec
>> (http://docs.oasis-open.org/docbook/specs/publishers-1.0-spec-cd-01.pdf)
>> If the definition is the same, isn't the role attribute sufficient
>> within a single dialogue element?
>> Or is it a choice made to simplify the stylesheet work as these
>> elements really need a different printing layout?
>>
>> Best regards,
>> CÚdric,


I can appreciate the difference between poetry and drama.
Dialogue and drama (to me) seems less clear?
   dialogue seems to be a part of drama, except I've usually
seen it marked up as speech.

regards



regards

-- 
Dave Pawson
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