# [NTG-context] future versions

Henning Hraban Ramm texml at fiee.net
Wed Jul 25 10:19:29 CEST 2018

Am 2018-07-25 um 03:29 schrieb Rik Kabel <context at rik.users.panix.com>:

> I would ask for more stylistic or semantic tagging to be added to the XML export. A good example is that of bibliographies, where font styles carry significant semantic meaning (depending on the standard used: italic for book titles, ibold or talic for volume and issue numbers, and so on.) The xml output reflects none of this.
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> I do not know whether one would want stylistic tagging (italic, bold, ...) or semantic (booktitle, issue number). In either case, they could be implemented as highlights or tagged elements, both of which are currently carried through, and the user could then apply the appropriate styling with css or other transformation mechanisms.

Generally, you get stylistic tagging by using \definehighlight.
I replaced \em and \bf by \emph{} and \strong{} in my projects.

Didn’t try real bibliographies or xml input yet, but I guess you can change the setup to use those.

> The ability to point register entries to something other than page numbers would also be useful. For export formats (XML) this requires that label references be part of the export.

Seconded. Same with other references like footnotes. (I need to try the current state, my last ePub was somewhen last year, and there the locations of footnotes were messed up.)

Greetlings, Hraban
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