Re: [xep-support] More on <rx:page-index>: feature request

From: W. Eliot Kimber (
Date: Thu Mar 27 2003 - 08:55:12 PST

  • Next message: David Tolpin: "Re: [xep-support] More on <rx:page-index>: feature request"

    David Tolpin wrote:

    > Eliot,
    > firstly, I am not sure one would normally use start-range/end-range markup
    > for index ranges. In my opinion, attaching indices to block structure is a more
    > natural approach. The fact that current markup practice uses markup ranges
    > is a reflection of limitations of earlier approaches, not a more natural or
    > consistent way to specify index ranges.
    > An index range is connected to an entity related to the index key. Using blocks
    > for semantic entities is natural. Interspersing block structure with ranges
    > is not.

    I think you would have a hard time selling that to most technical
    writers and professional indexers.



    W. Eliot Kimber,
    Consultant, ISOGEN International
    1016 La Posada Dr., Suite 240
    Austin, TX  78752 Phone: 512.656.4139
    (*) To unsubscribe, send a message with words 'unsubscribe xep-support'
    in the body of the message to from the address
    you are subscribed from.
    (*) By using the Service, you expressly agree to these Terms of Service

    This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.5 : Thu Mar 27 2003 - 08:46:29 PST