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Subject: RE: [docbook] literal element db v5


role is a valid attribute on literal and is a common

I think the confusion is in the way it is defined in
the schema. While it is a common attribute, it is not
defined in db.common.attributes.

Instead, it is defined using a separate name for each
element (that's why you have db.literal.role.attribute).

Since role is user-defined, creating separate names for
each element lets customizers define the contents of
role independently for different elements.

So, it's a common attribute by virtue of being common,
but is defined separate from db.common.attributes so
that it can be customized.

BTW, literal is probably as close as you'll get for a
generic replacement for monospace.

Hope that helps.

Dick Hamilton
XML Press
XML for Technical Communicators
(970) 231-3624 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dave Pawson [mailto:davep@dpawson.co.uk] 
> Sent: Friday, September 04, 2009 6:14 AM
> To: docbook
> Subject: [docbook] literal element db v5
> I'm transforming from a 'visual' markup language (a wiki)
> and I've come across 'monospace' as markup.
> My best guess docbook 5 equivalent would be literal.
> In order to not lose the semantics, I want looking
> for the role attribute. literal has common
> attributes, but role isn't one of them?
> yet in the xi schema I see
>    <define name="db.literal.role.attribute">
>        <attribute name="role"/>
>      </define>
>      <define name="db.literal.attlist">
>        <interleave>
>          <optional>
>            <ref name="db.literal.role.attribute"/>
>          </optional>
>          <ref name="db.common.attributes"/>
>          <ref name="db.common.linking.attributes"/>
>        </interleave>
>      </define>
>      <define name="db.literal">
>        <element name="literal">
>          <a:documentation>Inline text that is some literal 
> value</a:documentation>
>          <ref name="db.literal.attlist"/>
>          <ref name="db._text"/>
>        </element>
> Is this a docbook omission?
> regards
> -- 
> Dave Pawson
> http://www.dpawson.co.uk
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