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Re: [Texmacs-dev] Re: Including documents Request for feature

From: Alvaro Tejero Cantero
Subject: Re: [Texmacs-dev] Re: Including documents Request for feature
Date: 11 Dec 2003 07:48:52 -0500


This debate is of great interest for me. I am programming a template
suite/dependency handler for Alqua so that, basically the process for
authors is the following:

1. write chapter1.??? to chaptern.??? (??? stands for any plaintext
-based format).
2. write some metadata about what they've written.
3. run a program which takes the chapters, the metadata and a carefully
designed "master template" and mix it all to assemble a nice-looking
book in multiple formats from a single source format broken in
manageable pieces (aka chapters).

It is key for the success of the project to have the cascading feature,
since that way

* authors can have their chapters layout however they like, normally
best suited for proofreading... They don't need to care about

* I can use the master template to override the chapters' layouts and
set a good-looking, uniform appearance for a set of documents.

So, in short, I think there's an use case here for the cascading
approach that Jan is demanding.


Álvaro Tejero Cantero

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