If you publish a large FAQ (frequently asked questions) document to HTML, you might want to group related questions together and chunk each group into a separate HTML file. The
qandadiv element is designed to group together questions, but it is not suitable for chunking. That's because it is a block-type element, not a section-type element, so the chunking stylesheets will not create a chunk with it. Also, a
qandadiv title does not normally appear in the table of contents.
The best approach to chunking a large Q and A is to break it into DocBook
section elements (or the equivalent
sect2, etc). Each section contains a
qandaset that holds that group of
qandaentrys. The section element provides the hook for chunking, and a title that shows up in the table of contents. You can also nest them to form hierarchies of questions.
<section id="group1"> <title>First group of questions</title> <qandaset> <qandaentry id="group1_1"> <question> <para>...</para> </question> <answer> <para>...</para> </answer> </qandaentry> ... </qandaset> </section>
See the section “Controlling what gets chunked” to control what sections become chunks in the HTML output.
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