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From "Neil Tait" <>
Subject RE: Extending Document v1.2
Date Fri, 07 Nov 2003 16:23:29 GMT
Hi Nicola,

Thank you for your reply, I understand that the source should only present the information,
and not be concerned with the presentation. Its just that our needs extend beyond only the
one style for fonts (for example).

I think we shall look at importing the doc v1.2 dtd into one that supports our own defined
tags, that can then be output and styled accordingly.

Does this seem like a sensible approach?

Kind regards,


Neil Tait 
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-----Original Message-----
From: news [] On Behalf Of Nicola Ken Barozzi
Sent: 07 November 2003 10:29
Subject: Re: Extending Document v1.2

Neil Tait wrote:

> Hello
> Has anyone made any attempts to extend the document v1.2 DTD? Forrest 
> seems ideal for a project of ours, but a bit light on the style vocabulary.

The style vocabulary should tend to 0 for us, as content (the source) 
should only present the information, not how to present it.

So if you have a problem in how to output things, you can have the 
necessity of using a custom DTD and/or a custom skin, as described in 
the Forrest docs.

What are the things that you miss?

Nicola Ken Barozzi         
             - verba volant, scripta manent -
    (discussions get forgotten, just code remains)

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