[oXygen-user] Generating IDs on DITA maps

Mark Giffin
Tue Apr 14 14:41:58 CDT 2015

Hi Radu,

Thanks for the info. My use case is, I am generating XHTML with the DITA 
OT and importing the files into Drupal. My Drupal developer tells me 
that each HTML file needs to have a globally unique ID, and I want to 
put an id in the index.html files that get generated from maps. (I 
notice that the OT does not put an id in index files, even if an id 
exists in the source DITA map. I'll have to fix that.)

By the way, is there any way in Oxygen to add IDs to a single file? I 
thought I saw something like that in years past.


On 4/14/2015 2:19 AM, Oxygen XML Editor Support (Radu Coravu) wrote:
> Hi Mark,
> You could try to edit the new file template used to create DTD-based
> DITA Maps:
>> OXYGEN_INSTALL_DIR\frameworks\dita\templates\map\Map.ditamap
> and set the ID attribute to use the Oxygen-specific "${id}" editor
> variable which is expanded when the new file template is used,
> something like:
>> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
>> <!DOCTYPE map PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DITA Map//EN" "map.dtd">
>> <map id="map_${id}">
>>  <title>DITA Topic Map</title>
>> </map>
> We do not have a way for batch generation of IDs. What is your use
> case? IDs set on a map root element are not that useful in general.
> Regards,
> Radu
> Radu Coravu
> <oXygen/>  XML Editor, Schema Editor and XSLT Editor/Debugger
> http://www.oxygenxml.com
> On 4/14/2015 9:07 AM, Mark Giffin wrote:
>> Is there a way to get Oxygen to generate an ID for a new DITA map? It
>> already does this for topics.
>> Also, is there a way to batch generate IDs for a whole group of XML
>> files, like those in a DITA map? I see info on things like "Managing
>> ID/IDREFS" in the help, but that seems to apply to something else.
>> Thanks,
>> Mark
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