Re: DocBook "calloutlist" element

Subject: Re: DocBook "calloutlist" element
From: Paul DuBois <paul -at- kitebird -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 4 Apr 2003 11:40:20 -0600


On Fri, Apr 04, 2003 at 08:33:15AM -0800, Rowena Hart wrote:
> One of the things that is confusing is the calloutlist
> element in the DocBook DTD. This element is
> automatically inserted whenever I add a chapter or
> section element. I've read the explanation of this

That's not necessitated by the DTD, as far as I know. Is it
perhaps an action performed on your behalf by your XML editor?
If so, you may be able to switch it off.

I have never had need to use a calloutlist myself.

> element in Norman Walsh's "DocBook: The Definitive
> Guide", but I still don't understand why "...a visual
> device for associating annotations with an image,
> program listing, or similar figure" would be
> associated with a chapter or section element.
>
> Can anyone shed some light on this element?

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DocBook "calloutlist" element: From: Rowena Hart

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