ID as href target

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ID as href target

Post by birstrack » Thu Aug 13, 2020 1:22 pm

hi, when using a ditamap Oxygen expects a file-name in the @href attribuut. Is it possible to use an ID instead and configure Oxygen the way that it can use an ID instead and find the target?

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Re: ID as href target

Post by Radu » Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:48 pm


Oxygen passes any topic reference @href attribute value through its XML catalog support, looking an URI mappings to see if it can redirect the reference to some place else: ... alogs.html

So if you have an XML catalog file added to Oxygen's XML catalogs list, it can redirect file references like this:

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<uriSuffix uriSuffix="topic.dita" uri="../../someOtherFolder/topic.dita"/>
If you want something more flexible, we have support to add an XML catalog resolver via our Java API from an Oxygen plugin: ... IResolver-

Radu Coravu
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