OASIS Mailing List ArchivesView the OASIS mailing list archive below
or browse/search using MarkMail.


Help: OASIS Mailing Lists Help | MarkMail Help

docbook message

[Date Prev] | [Thread Prev] | [Thread Next] | [Date Next] -- [Date Index] | [Thread Index] | [List Home]

Subject: RE: [docbook] downgrade to DB4

|  -----Original Message-----
|  From: Jirka Kosek 
|  wolfgang haefelinger wrote:
|  > there is a XSLT stylesheet which turns a Docbook 4.x document into
|  > 5.0. Now I wonder whether there is also the equivalent important
|  > stylesheet which downgrades a 5.0 document into 4.x?
|  Yes, there is:
|  http://docbook.sourceforge.net/release/xsl/current/common/stripns.xsl
|  it probably doesn't cover 100% of differences between 5.0 
|  and 4.x, but
|  it should be enough in the most cases. Just give it a try.

I would answer the OP like this: 

1. No, there is no db5-downgrade.xsl that does the inverse of

2. Yes, the stripns.xsl stylesheet module does some downgrading. However, I
don't think that this is a good thing. IMHO, stripns.xsl should only strip
the namespace and add an xml:base attribute. The fact that it does more than
that is an undocumented "feature" that trips people up. For a recent
example, see http://markmail.org/message/3bteilha6jeeudj3.


[Date Prev] | [Thread Prev] | [Thread Next] | [Date Next] -- [Date Index] | [Thread Index] | [List Home]