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DynaWeb Publishers Guide

[-] Appendix A: Glossary

Appendix A: Glossary

anchor string

The search string in a proximity search that is required to be present in order for a search to be conducted for the nearby string.

baseform

The uninflected form of a word.

client-aware

A term used to describe the ability of DynaWeb to understand the settings of the web browser used to submit a request to the DynaWeb Server Module. This ability is restricted to the information provided by the HTTP header fields sent by the browser as part of the request.

clitic

A form of an article, pronoun, or other function word that attaches to a baseform, or stem. A postclitic is a clitic that attaches to the end of the baseform, such -moi in the French phrase donnez-moi. A preclitic is a clitic that attaches to the beginning of the baseform, such as L in the French word L'enfant.

clitic stripping

The process of stripping clitics from a word before executing a search.

compound

A word that consists of two or more elements that independent words, such as loudspeaker, baby-sit, or high school. A closed compound is a compound that contains no intermal white space or hyphens, such as loudspeaker. A hyphenated compound is a compound that contains an internal hyphen, such as baby-sit. An open compound is a compound that contains internal white space, such as high school.

connector

One of the following tokens "#", "|", or "?XML-XPTR=" which appear in the URL and separate the URL component from the Xpointer component.

conversion stylesheet

An alternate name for any stylesheet used by DynaWeb to handle the mapping of the original styles to HTML elements.

document pane

The section of your browser window that is actively displaying content.

EID

Element ID. An enumeration of the elements stored in the compiled parse tree representation of an electronic book. The root, or first, element of the book hierarchy has an EID or 0, the next element has an EID of 1... etc.

fragment-id

The identifier which appears after the "#" character in a URL.

inflection

An alteration of the form of a word by adding affixes, as in English dogs from dog, or by changing the form of the base, as in English spoke from speak, that indicates grammatical features such as number, person, mood, or tense.

inheritance

Inheritance is the means by which members of a style group derive their attributes from the group.

ligature

A character, letter, or type combining two or more letters.

markup tag

An SGML term that names the style or purpose of the included text. Usually of the form <TAG>...</TAG>. The DynaWeb search language supports searching for the content of these tags as well as the text they surround.

MiniTOC

A DynaWeb navigation tool that displays the TOC elements containing the currently selected section of the document. The TOC elements are hyperlinks to their specific sections and are shown in a hierarchical manner.

nearby string

The search string in a proximity search that specifies which word or phrase is within a certain number of words from the second search string (see anchor string).

nested collection

A nested collection is a collection that is listed in DynaWeb as a member of a group of collections.

parse

To resolve into component parts of speech (deconstruct).

persistant node

A way of representing an EID in a way which makes it able to be specified inside a URL (or other textual context.)

property value function

Property value functions (also called PVFs for short) are pre-defined commands used inside stylesheets. A list of the PVFs available to DynaText users can be found in the DynaText documentation.

property values

Another term for DynaText style attributes.

query keywords

Reserved words with specialized meanings in DynaText queries.

script

An SGML term that names the style or purpose of the included text. Usually of the form <TAG>...</TAG>. The DynaWeb search language supports searching for the content of these tags as well as the text they surround.

selection path

The component of a DynaWeb URL that immediately follows the script name. Currently, a selection may either be an EID, a persistent node, a PVF, or not present at all.

significant element

The elements in the document hierarchy which will appear in the TOC. The publisher defines these in the TOC stylesheet when building a book (with mkbook.) DynaWeb uses the significant elements, not only for TOC generation, but to define chunkable portions of the electronic book. The significant element sub-tree defines the smallest addressable chunk of the book that DynaWeb can serve.

span

A span defines a range of sub-resources inclusively bounded by two Xpointers. Syntactically, a span is represented by two Xpointers separated by "..". (e.g. ID(chapter1)..ID(chapter2)) denotes a span of text from Chapter One to Chapter Two.

style group

A style group contains properties that are shared with all of the member styles of the group.

TEI

Text Encoding Initiative. The XML simple link pointer syntax was derived from the TEI link specification but was changed slightly to make it able to be specified in a URL without the need for URL encoding.

template

A template is the term used by DynaWeb to denote the Tcl construct used to provide the framework for the information contained in DynaWeb documents.

uninflection

Opposite of inflection.


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