[oXygen-user] Macro to Strip Tags from DocBook Olink target.db File

Sorin Ristache
Mon Oct 9 10:07:04 CDT 2006

Hello Ray,

I think the effect of surrounding the chapter title in an "i" element in 
the olink target file is intended, not a side effect as you can see in 
the template which generates it:

   <xsl:template match="chapter|appendix" mode="insert.title.markup">
       <xsl:param name="purpose"/>
       <xsl:param name="xrefstyle"/>
       <xsl:param name="title"/>

           <xsl:when test="$purpose = 'xref'">
                   <xsl:copy-of select="$title"/>
               <xsl:copy-of select="$title"/>

You can remove the <i> and </i> tags in a customization layer of the 
main DocBook stytlesheet which duplicates this template and modifies it 
by removing these tags. Apply the customization layer instead of the 
main DocBook stylesheet to remove the tags prior to transformations and 
perform the transformations at the same time (if collect.xref.targets is 
set to 'yes').

We will consider publishing this customization on the <oXygen/> website.

Best regards,


Miller, Ray (Centech) wrote:
> docbook-rng-5.0b8 xsl-1.71.0 saxon-6.5.5 oxygen-7.2.0 (eclipse-3.2 plugin)
> When generating an olink target data file (targetdb.xml), tags <i> and 
> </i> surround each chapter’s element text. Would like a macro to strip 
> the aforementioned tags from targetdb.xml subsequent to pre-processing 
> but prior to transformations, executing automatically each time a 
> transformation is run on the project AND the stringparm 
> collect.xref.targets is set to ‘yes’ or ‘only’. Currently performing 
> this activity utilizing find/replace (ugh).
> I believe a site-published solution (under Documentation/Articles) 
> addressing the removal of unwanted tags and characters (along with the 
> macro) from a DocBook target.db document will be of interest to other 
> oXygen/DocBook users.
> Advise and comments please.
> Ray

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