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Problems with the DSSSL style-sheets

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 
cite newsgroups.  

We're missing a <newsgroup> element, which would be desirable for the
same reason as <email>.  Consider


In HTML output, this wants to become

     <a href="news:comp.os.linux.announce">comp.os.linux.announce</a>

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.
                <a href="http://www.tuxedo.org/~esr/">Eric S. Raymond</a>

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