Re: Preserve comments in SGML transformation?

Subject: Re: Preserve comments in SGML transformation?
From: "G. Ken Holman" <gkholman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 02 Feb 1998 21:08:23 -0800
At 18:54 98/02/02 -0500, Tony Graham wrote:
>Is there a way to preserve comments during an SGML-SGML transformation
>using Jade's SGML backend?  

I don't think so.

When I ask myself a question like this, I go to section 9.6 of the DSSSL
standard to find out where a construct is found in the grove.

So, for a comment, I found the following:

  <classdef rcsnm=comment clause="a3002">

Next, find out which grove property set module this class is found in.  I
found this in the following:

  <psmodule rcsnm=basesds1 fullnm="base SGML document string level 1"

So, now I know it is in the module "basesds1".

Next, I look in "jade.htm" from James' delivery:

 Jade supports only a single, fixed grove plan which 
 comprises the following modules: 


And I discover that the module I need isn't explicitly supported by James'

At this point, I usually save time and give up and stop looking because
James' documentation is usually accurate.  I don't know that he has
implemented any "subset" of a module, and certainly if he does he is
properly not documenting full support of the module.

I hope this helps.

......... Ken

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