Meaning of DITA OT Error Messages

Eddie
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Meaning of DITA OT Error Messages

Post by Eddie » Tue Jul 01, 2014 10:24 am

Hello,

Could anyone tell me what the following DITA OT error messages mean, please? I'm guessing the grammar is wrong, but I don't know enough about DITA to know what they are getting at.
Thanks in advance.

PDFX001W - There is no index entry found which closing range for ID="%1".

PDFX002W - There are multiple index entry found which is opening range for ID="%1" but there is only one which close it or ranges are overlapping.

PDFX003W - There are multiple index entry found which closing range for ID="%1".

PDFX007W - There is no index entry found which opening range for ID="%1".

sorin_ristache
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Re: Meaning of DITA OT Error Messages

Post by sorin_ristache » Tue Jul 01, 2014 11:12 am

Hello,

These are index term related errors. It seems you inserted some indexterm elements in your DITA topics with start and/or end attributes that can't be matched to other indexterm elements. Can you send us or post here some DITA topics that show these errors in a DITA transformation?


Regards,
Sorin

Eddie
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Re: Meaning of DITA OT Error Messages

Post by Eddie » Wed Jul 02, 2014 8:02 am

Thanks for the reply.
I didn't mean I'd received the errors in output, I meant there is something wrong with the English in the messages (I'm translating them into Japanese) and I can't work out what they're trying to say.

I've just sat here trying to give my version of what I think they mean, but I gave up. I just can't work them out.

sorin_ristache
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Re: Meaning of DITA OT Error Messages

Post by sorin_ristache » Wed Jul 02, 2014 9:56 am

I think a grammatically correct version of these messages is this:

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PDFX001W - No index entry was found which is closing the range at ID="%1".

PDFX002W - Multiple index entries were found which are starting the range at ID="%1" but only one index entry was found which is closing it, or the ranges are overlapping.

PDFX003W - Multiple index entries were found which are closing the range at ID="%1".

PDFX007W - No index entry was found which is opening the range at ID="%1".
These errors refer to indexterm elements having start and end attributes.


Regards,
Sorin

Eddie
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Re: Meaning of DITA OT Error Messages

Post by Eddie » Thu Jul 03, 2014 9:19 am

Thanks again for the reply.
That makes sense. Looking at the messages again, it seems that the group prefixed with "PDF" were written by non-native English speaker, unlike the other messages.

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