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Subject: Re: [docbook] any semantic diff between a file name and directoryname?

On 07/06/2011 01:36 PM, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
>   (not strictly a docbook question but i'm interested in the opinion 
> of the gurus here.)
>   i'm perusing the semantic markup of someone who has created their 
> own XML language which, in all, looks fairly similar to docbook, but 
> this person has explicitly defined two elements -- "file-name" and 
> "directory-name" -- to be used for that respective markup.
>   i'm aware that docbook has the standard "filename" element and, as a 
> longtime unix/linux user, i'm well aware that directories are simply 
> special cases of files and i have always marked up directory names 
> with just <filename>.
>   so ... would there be any compelling reason to distinguish between 
> the two?  i don't have access to the XSLT so i don't know if they're 
> really being treated differently and, visually at least, they're both 
> just being rendered in identical monospaced font when i generate the HTML.

How about saying it's application dependent? If the user(s) need to 
then two elements might be easier authoring than one element and one/two 

Ask the users?
No real hardship to add an element?


Dave Pawson

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