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From Nicola Ken Barozzi <nicola...@apache.org>
Subject Re: An article about Topic Maps
Date Sat, 14 Sep 2002 18:04:40 GMT

Piroumian Konstantin wrote:
> Hi!
> 
> An introduction to Topic Maps (this can be interesting, cause there were a
> discussion at Forrest about using topic maps instead of the book.xml):
> http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2002/09/11/topicmaps.html

Cool, thanks :-)

I've read if quickly, and this came to mind:

1) with the use of some xhtml2 features we can easily put metadata tags
in pages, thus annotating them with concepts and make a primitive tpoic map

2) book.xml, libre... let's get down to the what the user is asking now: 
they want a single centralized file that contains all the navigation 
info, with hierarchical parts.I was thinking of a left navigation that 
contains multiple parts:

  - links present in all pages
  - links taken from the book
  - automatically generated links with libre or ontology system

In this way the user can choose which system to use or mix them all.

------------------------
|                       |
|                       |
|---------------------- |
|mainl |                |
|mainl |                |
|------|                |
|bookl |                |
|bookl |                |
|bookl |                |
|------|                |
|autol |                |
|autol |                |
|autol |                |
------------------------

Other skins can do:

------------------------
|                       |
|mainl|mainl            |
|---------------------- |
|bookl |                |
|bookl |                |
|bookl |                |
|------|                |
|autol |                |
|autol |                |
|autol |                |
------------------------

Basically instead of tabs.xml we would have:

  - library.xml (for all pages, also hierarchical)
  - book.xml    (per dir)
  - libre.xml   (for other automatic link rules and how/if to use the 
other two)

If we use XHTML2 we will also have the links that are in the pages 
themselves in the metadata, that are to be added.

Is this ok?

-- 
Nicola Ken Barozzi                   nicolaken@apache.org
             - verba volant, scripta manent -
    (discussions get forgotten, just code remains)
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