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From: Rustom Mody <rustompmody@gmail.com>
To: emacs-orgmode <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
Subject: Re: docbook export-special
Date: Thu, 28 May 2009 13:17:22 +0530	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <f46c52560905280047t6f404ebeq959ce79de8d072f9@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <f46c52560905262329m5259b002rb7e32c4f848f8560@mail.gmail.com>

Hello Baoqiu,

Rustom Mody <rustompmody <at> gmail.com> writes:

> Baoqiu wrote:
>> What do you mean by export-special?
> Well the latest org comes with a contributed org-special-blocks.el
> [sorry I misnamed it]
>> Do you mean exporting blocks that look like the following lines?
>> #+begin_xyz
>> ...
>> #+end_xyz
> Yes I guess that would be what I want.

> Thanks for the confirmation, Rustom.  Carsten and I had several email
> exchanges on this topic last month, and we decided to not support such
> special blocks in DocBook exporter (see the following email).

> Can you use #+BEGIN_DOCBOOK ... #+END_DOCBOOK instead to achieve what
> you want?

> Thanks,
> Baoqiu

Well something would be better than nothing :-)

My own view: latex and html are very different from docbook.
1. latex and html are specific presentation formats as against docbook
which is a general content format
2. Conversely no one wants to use docbook for itself but rather as a
stepping stone to something else -- typically pdf/html but in
principle any arbitrary 'end'-format.  This means that
docbook-exporter allowing for potential docbook errors is a smaller
problem than making impossible something which
a. can be/is already available in org
b. is supported in the 'end'-format
c. but is unavailable in the interim (docbook)

One such thing which may not be meaningful in latex and html but is a
lack in docbook is property exports.

Maybe if you or Carsten feel this should not go into org then
org-special-blocks is the place for it?

  parent reply	other threads:[~2009-05-28  7:47 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2009-05-26 14:01 docbook export-special Rustom Mody
2009-05-26 23:49 ` Baoqiu Cui
2009-05-27  6:29 ` Rustom Mody
2009-05-27 18:46   ` Baoqiu Cui
2009-05-28  7:47   ` Rustom Mody [this message]
2009-05-28  9:00     ` Carsten Dominik
2009-05-28 12:16       ` Rustom Mody
2009-05-28 16:49         ` Baoqiu Cui
2009-06-03 12:28         ` Rustom Mody

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