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Re: (off topic?) Docbook? Re: manlint?

From: John Gardner
Subject: Re: (off topic?) Docbook? Re: manlint?
Date: Wed, 30 Sep 2020 14:01:21 +1000

> .SH id=foo class=bar
> Your title here

Another problem my earlier idea
<> would

.SH Your title here
\!x X meta: set id foo
\!x X meta: set class bar

Or, given that \! is subject to diversions, something like:

.SH Your title here\
\X'meta: set id foo'\
\X'meta: set class bar'

Sorry I keep mentioning a solution that doesn't exist yet, I'm just amazed
how well it meshes with everyday use, yet manages to solve our current

On Wed, 30 Sep 2020 at 08:56, Keith Marshall <>

> On 29/09/2020 16:27, James K. Lowden wrote:
> > That would work, but IMO wouldn't be very convenient.  I was thinking
> > along the lines of
> >
> > .SH id=foo class=bar
> > Your title here
> That would conflict with groff's existing SH usage; from groff_ms(7):
> >  .SH [xx]
> >         Unnumbered subheading.  The use of the optional xx argument is
> >         a GNU extension, which adjusts the point size of the unnumbered
> >         subheading to match that of a numbered heading, introduced
> >         using .NH xx with the same value of xx.
> --
> Regards,
> Keith.

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