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 differentiate then two elements might be easier authoring than one element and one/two attributes? Ask the users? No real hardship to add an element? regards -- Dave Pawson XSLT XSL-FO FAQ. http://www.dpawson.co.uk