Default profile for a book

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Default profile for a book

Fri May 08, 2015 10:15 am

Is there a way to define a default profile for a given Docbook book? I.e if you want you can override it in the transformation scenario by setting profile.audience=something but if you do not define profile.audience then a default value (defined in the XML) is used.
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Re: Default profile for a book

Mon May 11, 2015 3:24 pm


The XSLT stylesheets used by Oxygen by default to convert Docbook content to various output formats are located in:


If you search in all of them using Oxygen's Find/Replace in Files for this parameter:

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<xsl:param name="profile.audience"/>

it can probably be altered to set a default value to it:

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<xsl:param name="profile.audience" select="'novice'"/>

We have a presentation about creating a Docbook customization layer which can be used to overwrite XSLT:

You could also register on the Docbook Apps Users list and ask for second opinions:

Radu Coravu
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