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From Sean Wheller <>
Subject Re: Docbook as forrest-plugin
Date Tue, 26 Oct 2004 05:54:26 GMT
On Tuesday 26 October 2004 00:46, Ross Gardler wrote:
> > The basic idea is that one does not want to add customizations to the DTD
> > or XSL's distributed by the Docbook Project. So you make a custom layer
> > that acts as your driver. Instead of calling the "docbook.xsl" you call
> > "your.xsl" that imports or includes the "docbook.xsl." The custom layer
> > passes params and templates that overide or extend defaults.
> I see no need to duplicate things by installing the whole plugin in the
> project directory. 

Exactly, only what is required, and only wen it is required.

> It would be better to have one version of the plugin 
> in the Forrest directory and only the customisations in the project
> directory. 

Spot on.

> Simply have the Docbook plugin look in a standard place 
> within the project directory structure for "your.xsl", if it finds it
> then it uses it, otherwise it defaults to the one in the plugin.
> Am I missing something?

Nope you got it.

Sean Wheller
Technical Author

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