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Re: Using ulink



On Wed, 2005-08-17 at 12:09 -0500, Tommy Reynolds wrote:
> Uttered "Paul W. Frields" <stickster gmail com>, spake thus:
> 
> > But wait!  It gets easier.  DocBook XML specifies that when the XML tag
> > closes itself (i.e. you don't provide any link text), the link itself is
> > used as the text for any rendering process.  So what you should probably
> > do instead, for better XML readability, is this:
> > 
> > <ulink url="http://some.link.to/somewhere/"/>
> 
> Could you (or someone who has time) check this using a small example
> with Apache FOP?  This is so clever that it may not be implemented in
> some rederers.  IIRC, the tentative PDF rendering solution was to
> involve FOP.

Great idea -- I don't have FOP, but this is defined behavior in the
DocBook standards (as opposed to any cleverness on my part -- I just
read it in DocBook:TDG!), so I'll be very surprised if it doesn't
deliver as promised.  I'll yield this task to someone who has it
installed.  Is Mark Johnson out there?  I thought he used FOP, but I'm
not sure.

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