Bug 433577 - publican collab bug/feature request
publican collab bug/feature request
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Publican
Classification: Community
Component: publican (Show other bugs)
2.0
All Linux
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Assigned To: Brian Forte
Michael Hideo
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Reported: 2008-02-19 23:15 EST by Christopher Curran
Modified: 2014-06-18 03:49 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-02-20 19:08:29 EST
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Description Christopher Curran 2008-02-19 23:15:10 EST
Description of problem:
publican does not handle <collabname> or <collab> tags in the most useful way

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
present version

How reproducible:
always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. put those tags in the authorgroup tag
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Actual results:
in the html it prints out an unmarked list beneath the last other credit. In the
PDF it prints out nothing.

Expected results:
The PDF should have some text. The best way to do this would be to have a
heading like "In collaboration with".

Additional info:
email me if you want help with deciding on a suitable heading.
Comment 1 Brian Forte 2008-02-20 19:08:29 EST
This isn't a bug, it's expected behaviour: publican handles <collabname> or <coolab> in the default 
manner as neither tag is recommended for use.

The tag to use for this sort of credit is <othercredit> with an appropriate attribute. An SME, for example 
should probably be credited as follows

<info>
<title>Credits (ie who's to blame)</title>

<author>
	<personname>
		<firstname>Chris</firstname>
		<surname>Curran</surname>
	</personname>
</author>

<othercredit class="technicaleditor">
	<personname>
		<firstname>Jo</firstname>
		<surname>Hacker</surname>
	</personname>
	<contrib>
		Technical Editor for chapters 1 and 2 (covering Foo design and deployment).
	</contrib>
</othercredit>

</info>

If you think of <author> and <editor> as special cases of <othercredit> it's easier to grok.

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