[oXygen-user] Controlling details of xref creation in DITA editing

Eliot Kimber
Mon Sep 6 07:37:45 CDT 2010

Yes, would definitely want the target title text reflected ala conref but
not put as literal text.

There are of course times when you want literal text but it's easy enough to
type it when you need it. As a matter of general practice you want the xref
to generate the link text so that it reflects the current state of the



On 9/6/10 1:30 AM, "Radu Coravu" <> wrote:

>   Hi Eliot,
> This behavior was requested to us a while back.
> Indeed I also don't find this useful as the DITA Open Toolkit does this
> by default if the xref content is empty.
> I'll probably talk to the user who requested this and get a use case
> from him, if not possibly remove the current behavior all together.
> Probably what most people want is not to have the target title text
> detected and brought there physically but have it shown as read-only,
> like when a conref gets solved in the Author page.
> Regards,
> Radu
> Radu Coravu
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> On 9/3/2010 8:13 PM, Eliot Kimber wrote:
>> For DITA documents, if I create a new xref using the cross reference dialog,
>> the resulting xref element includes the title of the target as literal next.
>> I never want this but I didn't see a preference to control this behavior.
>> Is there one?
>> Thanks,
>> Eliot
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