#63 MsgText has far too broad a content mode

v5.0 FU for 6.0
closed-accepted
DocBook (176)
5
2014-08-26
2001-11-17
No

Resolution: We will make the content the same as %
example.mix;.

Currently (v 3.0), MsgText contains component.mix,
which allows lists,
synopses, and so on. This is far too broad. The
content model must be
significantly reduced.

Feb 1997:

Currently the MsgText element contains component.mix,
which is to
broad a content model. During the discussion of this
issue it was
suggested that MsgSet as a whole would be used by many
more DocBook
users if it were simplified inadequate.

Terry will ask for examples of subjects used by Novell
and Sun.

25 Oct 98:

I recall doing so (or something similar), says Terry,
but I don't find the
mail. I've suggested to the list that we just get rid
of MsgSet
entirely.

26 Oct 98. Norm thinks it's too late to remove MsgSet
entirely;
Eduardo thinks he might be able to get along without
it:
It would imply doing some transformations from the
current
model to the new one, but if there is a marked
improvement
I think it would be worth it.

a user writes:
[Beckers, Marc] MsgSet allows us to group messages
according
to product component or utility that returns the
message.
Not only do I request that MsgSet be kept, I on the
contrary request that
a Title be included on it (i.e., MsgSet contains a
Title
followed by one or more MsgEntry elements).
Thanks

Dr. Marc Beckers
Your friendly Documentation Consultant
Software AG, Germany
Tel.: +49 (0)6151 92 1322
Fax.: +49 (0)6151 92 1612
Email: Marc.Beckers@softwareag.com

to which Terry responds (to the list):
All right, MsgSet remains in play and Dr Beckers's
request for a Title
on [info lost 26 Oct 98, but summary follows] is
acknowledged. [Terry
asked Eduardo to detail someone such as Murray A to
construct a straw
man for the Chicago meeting in Nov.]

Eve will propose a content model for MsgText

Nov 98 minutes:

It's reasonable to add an optional title to MsgSet.
While the model is complicated, it appears to
do a pretty good job.

ACTION: Eduardo, if he desires, to propose a
simplification of MsgSet that could be used as a
"lite" alternative.

ACTION: Eve to propose a list of components that are
appropriate for the content of MsgText.

Discussion

  • Norman Walsh

    Norman Walsh - 2001-11-17

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    Former RFE 37

     
  • Norman Walsh

    Norman Walsh - 2001-11-30
    • status: open --> closed-accepted
     
  • Norman Walsh

    Norman Walsh - 2002-01-31
    • status: closed-accepted --> pending-accepted
     
  • Norman Walsh

    Norman Walsh - 2002-01-31
    • status: pending-accepted --> open-accepted
     
  • Norman Walsh

    Norman Walsh - 2002-01-31
    • status: open-accepted --> closed-accepted
     

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