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Subject: DB4 to DB5 conversion stylesheet



I am exploring possibility of conversion of our documents from DB4 to DB5 using the db4-upgrade.xsl stylesheet provided at docbook.org. I have a few questions regarding the stuff that the stylesheet drops from DB4 elements.


1. Is there a particular reason why that stylesheet drops @class attribute from <productname/>?


<xsl:template match="productname[@class]" priority="200">

<xsl:call-template name="emit-message">

<xsl:with-param name="message">

<xsl:text>Dropping class attribute from productname</xsl:text>




<xsl:call-template name="copy.attributes">

<xsl:with-param name="suppress" select="'class'"/>






As far as I can see from TDG5.1, it is perfectly legal in DocBook 5.0: http://www.docbook.org/tdg51/en/html/productname.html


At first I thought this removal is because of some element models changing before the final release of DocBook 5.0 specification (the stylesheet claims conformance to 5.0CR5), but I don't see any productname/remark mentions in the specification change history.


2. Similar question: why all mark-up is removed from inside of the <remark/> element?


<xsl:template match="remark" priority="200">

<!-- get rid of any embedded markup -->


<xsl:copy-of select="@*"/>

<xsl:value-of select="."/>




Again, TDG5.1 says most mark-up is allowed in <remark/>: http://www.docbook.org/tdg51/en/html/remark.html


3. Is there a reason why all <title>xxx</title> elements are converted to <info><title>xxx</title></info>? As far as I can see, both are legal in DB5. Is <title> going to be deprecated as a direct child of <sectX/> elements?


We don't use anything but titles on lower level elements (such as sections), so <info> just adds some clutter to the documents.





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