[oXygen-user] Open link to other topic?

Oxygen XML Editor Support support at oxygenxml.com
Thu Jul 5 04:39:11 CDT 2012

Hi Roderik,

The "open file at caret" should only work if in the edited text content 
there is an URL, which is not your case (the URL is in the @href 
attribute of the xref).

But the click should work if the xref has the proper attributes set to it.
When you edit a DITA Topic in the Oxygen Author page there is a 
drop-down toolbar button called "Link" which has an action called "Cross 
Reference" which takes care to insert a proper xref to the chosen target 

There are other possibilities as well to insert an xref, for example if 
you drop a referenced topic from the DITA Maps Manager (or from the 
Windows Explorer) in the Author page a link will be created to the 
dropped topic.

We have a basic DITA editing video tutorial here:

> http://www.oxygenxml.com/demo/DITA_Editing.html


Radu Coravu
<oXygen/>  XML Editor, Schema Editor and XSLT Editor/Debugger

On 7/5/2012 11:53 AM, Roderik Dernison wrote:
> Hi,
> I was wondering how I should create and open a link to another
> dita-topic in oxygen.
> I’ve tried various things and the most logic option to me was to create
> a xref-element and add the url as an href-attribute. But when I click
> the link, nothing happens, and selecting “open file at caret” results in
> an error message: “Cannot open the specified file”.
> Kind regards,
> Ing. Roderik Dernison
> Programmeur/ontwikkelaar
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