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Subject: Re: [office] Index, Combining Entries, pp and passim


Dave Pawson wrote:

> On 16/11/06, Patrick Durusau <patrick@durusau.net> wrote:
>> > If you could name a reference that applies equally to all nations
>> > I guess that would apply.
>> >
>> I don't know of any reference that applies to all nations but,
>> conceptually I don't see how scattered references to XML on pages 45,
>> 46, 47, 48 could be represented as "XML 45pp" given the absence of an
>> end point for the references.
> that's a different issue from quoting a single nation reference as
> the reason to change how  bib references are handled.
> Are you saying that '45pp' is an idref, or that 45pp is the text content
> for the bib/index reference?
In the current specification, the text content is "45pp" to represent an 
index entry for XML on pages 45, 46, 47, 48.

I was citing the reference as I suspected it was their intent to follow 
that style.

But, as Bruce points out, you could have XML 45-48 pp. (as text 
content), but that is not what appears in the schema.

Either way,  I suspect that  45pp is simply an error.

Hope you are having a great day!


>> I don't doubt that other indexing systems exist for denoting ranges that
>> contain references for an index entry. I would be interested in learning
>> of any widely used system that denotes a range of references with only
>> the starting point of the range.
> The bib system users have been fighting this for years and have a number
> of solutions. If Bruce is listening I'm surprised he hasn't come up with
> ready solutions. I think he's coded this class of problem in XSLT.
> If not, he's on the metadata group.
> regards

Patrick Durusau
Chair, V1 - Text Processing: Office and Publishing Systems Interface
Co-Editor, ISO 13250, Topic Maps -- Reference Model
Member, Text Encoding Initiative Board of Directors, 2003-2005

Topic Maps: Human, not artificial, intelligence at work! 

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