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Re: Outline for Author's Guide

>>>>> "Edward" == Edward C Bailey <ed@redhat.com> writes:

>>>>> "Kendall" == Kendall Clark <kclark@ntlug.org> writes:
    Gary> I'm open to alternate nomenclature, but calling them "TAGS"
    Gary> doesn't distinguish the complex ones (eg tables or
    Gary> authorgroup with all the proper attributes) from trivial
    Gary> tags like <emphasis>

    Kendall> Well, the SGML nomenclature is what I use: elements,
    Kendall> attributes, entities, etc. <table> is an element no less
    Kendall> than <emphasis>, it just happens to be one that can
    Kendall> contain others.

    Edward> That last sentence is not completely correct; it should
    Edward> end with "...it just happens to be one that *must* contain
    Edward> others."  If you look at the childrem of <emphasis> versus
    Edward> those of <table> you'll actually find that <emphasis> can
    Edward> have a wider variety of tags within it.  The real
    Edward> difference is that soemthing like <table> is more
    Edward> structured, focused construct.  But then, if you take your
    Edward> SGML "zoom lens", and zoom back to look at, say, <book>,
    Edward> you'll find could make the same argument for that
    Edward> tag... :-)

Ed is of course exactly right. I plead "heat of the battle" and all

"must", "can", "may"... what's a few modal slips among friends? :>

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