Subject: Re: [docbook] Limited Legalnotice?
Hi,I think the use case for legalnotice is not to list licenses that needs to be included somewhere but to put a license at the beginning of a book for example.
Most books have a Copyright statement and more before the title pages. Others would have to correct me but I think that is the background. Could you describe your use case in more detail ?Is it a software manual that needs to include for example the GPL license as a full text ?
Regarding point 2. legalnotice can have quite some children (63) including <para>. copyright only 2. What substructures do you miss ?
I have worked with a different use case.I looked to use Creative commons in a document in November 2007 , and wanted the "Creative commons" look. That was my first try.
Some years later in June 2011 I tried to add some CC licensed images in a document, and wanted to attribute the author. I ended up writing a small proposal. It is still limited to the info tags.I filed a RFE in February this year just to see if my (small) work could be useful. RFE 3491860 
This RFE is under discussion by the Technical Committee  My problem was two fold as the solution shows.  - First to be able to mark up parts like a document or an image in a document with a short "standard" license mark. (cc.rnc) - Secondly to have such a mark produce well known output (cc.xsl) Such a extension stylesheet could also be implemented outside docbook standard distribution. In my case only a link to the license description is added. I am not sure how much of the license text has to be included in a document to be "proper", eg your case with an Appendix. Maybe the use cases can be combined into a good overall solution that do not add too much new stuff to docbook.. I would be interested to know how other people deal with this problem. Sincerely, Fredrik Unger  http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/docbook-apps/200711/msg00061.html  http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/docbook/201106/msg00013.html http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?func=detail&aid=3491860&group_id=21935&atid=384107
 http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/docbook/201205/msg00018.html  http://article.tree.se/tools/docbook/cc.en.html On 05/19/2012 06:48 PM, Thomas Schraitle wrote:
Hi, I'm wondering about the legalnotice element and observed some limiting characteristics: 1. Currently, legalnotice is (more or less) only useful in *infos, but cannot be used as a division element similar to chapter, appendix, part, or even book. 2. The legalnotice in its current incarnation doesn't allow any substructures. The reason why I'm asking is that I have some open source licenses which contain substructures. These licenses need to be included in the book. At the moment, I use appendix for this task. However, from a semantic point of view, a legalnotice would be more appropriate. Unfortunately, legalnotice is too limited for this task as stated above. I don't suggest to change that, but I would like to know what's the reason behind this (probably DocBook's history?) Thanks! :-) ----  http://www.docbook.org/tdg51/en/html/legalnotice.html