Paul, I now defer to Bob at  which is a most excellent resource.


On 18 October 2016 at 11:08, Paul Hoadley <> wrote:
> Hello,
> I’ve been out of the DocBook ecosystem for a few years, but I’ve got some
> documentation to write and I’m rolling up my sleeves! I would have thought
> the following would be a FAQ, but Dave Pawson’s page is giving me a 404
> right now.
> What is the state of the art for small text substitutions (basically just
> domain-specific terms) that can also be varied via the profiling machinery?
> I have an application that can run as more than one “product”, and each
> product shows domain-specific variations in labels, for example, in the user
> interface. There might be a generic term for some object “Foo”, but
> Application A will call this a “Bar”, and Application B calls it a “Baz”.
> What I want to be able to do is refer to a “Foo” throughout the source, but
> substitute “Bar” for App A’s output, and “Baz” for App B’s. What’s the best
> way to achieve this?
> --
> Paul Hoadley

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