On Tue, 2003-07-22 at 15:35, Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> Rod Taylor writes:
> > As for the brackets.  Currently they are a part of the content in order
> > to achieve a specific style in the output of the resulting page. The
> > data could be tabular (items on left, names to right), different type of
> > bracket, removed entirely for different outputs, or perhaps different
> > names would be processed in different ways (Bruce could be hyperlinked
> > to his homepage via the stylesheet for HTML output only) -- thus it is
> > the job of the stylesheets to manage.
> But you are trying to attach additional semantics to predefined elements.
> The predefined semantics is "<simplelist> is a list".  Your proposed new
> semantic is "<simplelist> withing <itemizedlist> within the PostgreSQL
> release notes identifies the contributor of the feature identified in the
> parent <listitem>".  If you want to go in that direction, you need to
> define new elements.

I see what you mean now.  You are right that the simplelist should use
the "role" attribute for this purpose, which I will do when the time is
appropriate (after the 4.2 doc upgrade + XSL implementation).

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