[new XSL] The Index generation

M.Canales.es macana at macana-es.com
Mon Mar 26 12:44:00 PDT 2007


The generation of the Index is one of the most broken parts using the new 
DocBook-XSL code. That meant that that higly customized stylesheets need be 
full reworked.

Due that it need be reworked in any case, I would take advantage of a new 
available feature: The possibility to create separate index pages for each 
index section. That is, an index HTML page for packages, another for 
programs, another for libraries, and so on.

To acomplish that (if I can implement it) a few changes will be need on how 
{indexterm} block are tagged. For example, at a first look and waiting for 
testing, a current entry like:

  {indexterm zone="ch-system-bash"}
    {primary sortas="a-Bash"}Bash{/primary}

could be

  {indexterm zone="ch-system-bash" type="package"}

I.e, the "sortas" attribute in {primary} will be replaced by a "type" 
attribute in {indexterm}.

Of course, that XML changes can't be made until have the new XSL code ready. 
Thus the question is, do you want that I start working on that Index pages 
split or do you want only to fix the current very long longindex.xtml page 

I could try to prepare a very simple POC of that index pages split if you need 
something to look-at before taking a decission.

Manuel Canales Esparcia
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