"Bold" using docbook and other problems
I am currently using the sgmltools2 package from Debian, and the
corresponding latest and greatest docbook packages from Debian Potato.
However, I cant seem to get a few basic things to work the way I want it
My reading of the docbook documentation suggests that the way to
get the "bold" effect when converted to html is to use the <emphasis> tag
with a role of "bold" or "strong". This I do by
<emphasis role=bold> .... </emphasis>
but the result that I get in html is still in italics - which is
no different than what I get with plain <emphasis> tags. What is the
correct way to do this.
The actual problem that I am trying to solve is to have the
Example n <----------- formatted in bold (in html)
some blurb <----------- ordinary emphasis
some code listed <----------- am using the <programlisting> tags
some more blurbs <----------- ordinary emphasis
Here is what I tried :
<programlisting>some code listed</programlisting>
<para>some more blurbs
What I get in html is
Example n <---------- in bold
some blurb <---------- ordinary text
some code listed <---------- formatted exactly as typed
some more blurbs <---------- ordinary text
Here are some problems as I see it :
1) The <programlisting> tags are supposed to preserve all whitespace
according to the documentation. However, it seems to skip tabs. As a
result, I've had to convert all tab characters to an equivalent number of
spaces in the sgml text.
2) The docs indicate for the <example> tags that the <title> tags are
mandatory. However, they do not state that the <programlisting> tags are
mandatory, whereas the sgmltools converters treat this as a mandatory
child for <example>.
3) Note that there is an extra blank line between the "Example n" title
and the blurb that follows. How can I get rid of it?
Thanks in advance,
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