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Problems with the DSSSL style-sheets
- Subject: Problems with the DSSSL style-sheets
- From: "Eric S. Raymond" <>
- Date: Wed, 23 Aug 2000 19:40:25 -0400
- Resent-Date: Wed, 23 Aug 2000 19:27:23 -0400 (EDT)
- Resent-Message-ID: <s9QV3B.A.cUC.a4Fp5@murphy>
I've just finished converting all of my active HOWTOs to DocBook.
While doing this, I have run across one problem with DocBook itself
and two problems with the stylesheets.
1. Missing <newsgroup> tag.
The problem with the DocBook markup itself is that I cannot find any
way to semantically tag a USENET newsgroup name. This comes up
especially frequently in connection with LDP HOWTOs, which often
We're missing a <newsgroup> element, which would be desirable for the
same reason as <email>. Consider
In HTML output, this wants to become
But in print we probably want the equivalent of
without news URL.
2. Stylesheet problems in HTML output.
Using the docbook-style-dsssl-1.54-4 package, I note that in HTML output
A: Contents and title are badly ordered. That is, the table of
contents is set before the document title and front matter.
B: No break between front matter and first body section.
C: Contents of the author tag is rendered as a single run-on-line with
no line breaks or spacing.
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