On Fri, 2004-08-13 at 16:05, Mark Johnson wrote:
> Up until now we've been using Documentation Guide
> recommend attributes such as id="s1-top-section" or
To me (& I would guess Karsten), assigning IDs based on the document
structure seems not to take advantage of ID="meaning-of-content". If
one wants to give IDs such as id="s1-top-section", one can get the
same effect by having the stylesheet *not* use IDs as filenames for
html output. The output filenames then serve the purpose of
identifying the structural location of the output file within the
I have to admit that I found it bizarre when I first discovered that
one would assign IDs as id="s2-subsection", etc. This method seems
to throw out the possibility to add some content-related info to the
tags themselves. Don't forget that we're trying to convey meaning
here. The more semantic meaning we can give to the structural markup
the better, IMO.
Sorry, I over-genericized the labels. :-) What I would *actually* use in
one of my documents would be something like <sect1 id="s1-introduction">
or <sect2 id="s2-configuring-fstab">. In fact, you'll see that kind
usage throughout all the documents I've marked up or written myself.
Sorry to give the wrong impression.
Paul W. Frields, RHCE