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RE: Processing instruction guidelines

processing instruction
At 9:27 AM +0000 1/24/03, Michael Kay wrote:

>I use processing-instructions as follows, and I'm really not sure in my
>own mind whether it's a good idea or not.
>If I want a section of a document to contain a table of contents, I
>and if I want it to contain a glossary, I write
>These are instructions to the stylesheet to compute the appropriate text
>and rendition time, so if "processing instructions" are intended as
>instructions for processing, their use seems appropriate here.

I think the answer of the XML standard model (which I'm not sure I 
believe) is that the stylesheet you control is where you should put 
the information about where to add the table of contents and the 
glossary. This might necessitate using multiple stylesheets where one 
would suffice with your approach.

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