Suppress overlapping change bars in descendants

chrispitude
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Suppress overlapping change bars in descendants

Post by chrispitude » Sat Mar 07, 2020 3:36 pm

I have the following topic, where I apply @rev at the topmost topic level:

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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<?xml-model href="urn:oasis:names:tc:dita:rng:basetopic.rng" schematypens="http://relaxng.org/ns/structure/1.0"?>
<topic id="ID_A_topic1" rev="1.0">
  <title>topic</title>
  <body>
    <fig>
      <title>figure</title>
      <ul>
        <li><p>line</p>
          <ul>
            <li><p>line</p></li>
            <li><p>line</p></li>
          </ul></li>
        <li><p>line</p>
          <note>note</note>
        </li>
      </ul>
    </fig>
  </body>
</topic>
When I configure the ditaval to publish this with change bars:

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<val>
   <revprop action="flag" changebar="color:#FE8181;style:solid;width:2.5pt;offset:1pt;placement:start"/>
</val>
the change bars are applied both to the top-level element and to all its descendants:
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Our writers complain that this makes the output too busy. (They are used to FrameMaker, which uses a single change bar at a fixed horizontal position in the left margin.) It would be great if PDF Chemistry suppressed the change bars for descendants when the parent is already rendered with a change bar.

Testcase:
chemistry_change_bars.zip
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julien_lacour
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Joined: Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:47 pm

Re: Suppress overlapping change bars in descendants

Post by julien_lacour » Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:31 pm

Hello Chris,

I logged an issue on our tracking system, we will keep you updated when this issue will be resolved.

Regards,
Julien

julien_lacour
Posts: 102
Joined: Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:47 pm

Re: Suppress overlapping change bars in descendants

Post by julien_lacour » Thu May 21, 2020 12:36 pm

Hello Chris,

This issue is now resolved on the new Oxygen 22.1 version.

Regards,
Julien

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