Re: Giving up on XML

Subject: Re: Giving up on XML
From: "Edgar D' Souza" <edgar -dot- b -dot- dsouza -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Sean Wheller" <sean -at- inwords -dot- co -dot- za>
Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2007 15:34:09 +0530

On 3/16/07, Sean Wheller <sean -at- inwords -dot- co -dot- za> wrote:
> On Friday 16 March 2007 11:02, Edgar D' Souza wrote:
> > A lot of us TWs do callouts in Word and Frame. Before trying to jump
> > to DocBook, we want to know whether we can do certain familiar things
> > like callouts in Docbook directly, or whether we have to do the markup
> > in the bitmap itself and just include the image.
> Well yes you can, but you would have to program it.
> Although docbook does have a callout mechanism that helps you annotate code
> listings :-)
> My suggestion with images where you need callouts is to use SVG and then
> dynamically build the output formats such as PNG at build time. This way you
> can also include SVG directly into the docbook mediaobject and save on doing
> the source editing and exporting.

Oh, no - *another* helping of alphabet soup! :-)
Kidding, kidding.. thanks for the idea, Sean.

The callout element I saw made me jump with joy for a few seconds,
till I found out the attributes didn't seem to have the kind of stuff
I expected. Silly of me to try and equate a term I was familiar with
to a DocBook element, I guess, but hey - I'm sure there are other
people that would try that too.


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