Outline repr. similar to DITA Map for other XML Schema?

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David Winter
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Outline repr. similar to DITA Map for other XML Schema?

Post by David Winter » Tue Oct 07, 2008 1:56 pm

To paraphrase the manual:
"Oxygen's DITA Maps Manager View presents maps in a table-of-contents manner allowing the user to easily navigate the referred topics."

This kind of DITA map support/representation with all the outlining features (move/collapse/expand) is actually very useful.

Now let's suppose someone wanted to define his own XML Schema; something along the lines of a simplified/modified DITA.

Would it be possible to have a similar Map view (an editable outline of all topic files referenced from a "master list") in Oxygen for this hypothetical XML Schema?

(I am not talking about a DITA specialization here, but rather about a completely new schema.)

In other words: I wonder if the DITA map view is "hardwired" to the DITA-OT or could be used for another purpose - and how I would do this.

I would be grateful for suggestions from users or syncRO Soft.

adrian
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Re: Outline repr. similar to DITA Map for other XML Schema?

Post by adrian » Tue Oct 07, 2008 3:42 pm

Hello David,

Unfortunately The DITA Maps Manager View in its current implementation (v9.3) is "hardwired" for DITA maps of DITA specializations. There is no possibility to customize it without severe modifications in the code.

Regards,
Adrian Buza
http://www.oxygenxml.com
Adrian Buza
<oXygen/> XML Editor, Schema Editor and XSLT Editor/Debugger
http://www.oxygenxml.com

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