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Re: Problems with the DSSSL style-sheets
- To: "Eric S. Raymond" <>
- Subject: Re: Problems with the DSSSL style-sheets
- From: Poet/Joshua Drake <>
- Date: Wed, 23 Aug 2000 15:27:02 -0700 (PDT)
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- Resent-date: Wed, 23 Aug 2000 19:30:25 -0400 (EDT)
- Resent-message-id: <lkAOwC.A.63C.g7Fp5@murphy>
On Wed, 23 Aug 2000, Eric S. Raymond wrote:
>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
> <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.
<COMPANY>CommandPrompt - http://www.commandprompt.com </COMPANY>
<PROJECT>OpenDocs, LLC. - http://www.opendocs.org </PROJECT>
<PROJECT>LinuxPorts - http://www.linuxports.com </PROJECT>
<WEBMASTER>LDP - http://www.linuxdoc.org </WEBMASTER>
Instead of asking why a piece of software is using "1970s technology,"
start asking why software is ignoring 30 years of accumulated wisdom.
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