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From: Eric Bischoff <>
To: Norman Walsh <>
Cc: Peter Toft <>,
Subject: Re: Local change of stylesheet
Date: Wed, 27 Dec 2000 06:36:00 -0000	[thread overview]
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Norman Walsh wrote:
> At the moment, I always put that filename on the command line, but is
> it completely wrong to point to that stylesheet from the document?
> Hard to say. What we really need is better facilities for handling XML
> documents and stylesheets at the system level. What I really want is
> simply a (possibly local, possibly global) association between that
> document and that stylesheet.
> [1]

Someone (I don't remember who) proposed once a system-specific solution
to address something I believe is a system-specific problem: "aliases".
SGML-tools has something very near.

An "alias" would be an association of:
	- the style sheet you need
	- the catalogs you need
	- the command line options you need

so it would define some kind of processing as a whole, while the current
system is splitting everything apart for modularity's sake.

Currently, the docbook-utils take a different approach:
- they try to determine the centralized catalogs (in /etc/sgml) from the
document's prologue
- the centralized catalogs point to "real" catalogs (in
/usr/share/sgml), like the one for Jade, the ones from the DBMSS, the
one for the iso entities, etc...
- the "real" catalogues define a lot of things, including with respect
to style sheets

but at this point you still don't know which style sheet you want to use
- you have to specify it on the command line. If you don't specify any
style sheet on the command line, then a default one for this DTD is
taken. Per default it's your html/ or print/ if
you are processing some docbook file.

 Éric Bischoff   -
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      reply	other threads:[~2000-12-27  6:36 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2000-12-27  6:36 Peter Toft
2000-12-27  6:36 ` Eric Bischoff
2000-12-27  6:36   ` Norman Walsh
2000-12-27  6:36     ` Eric Bischoff
2000-12-27  6:36       ` Norman Walsh
2000-12-27  6:36         ` Eric Bischoff [this message]

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