Retrieve DITA features in custom framework

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Johann
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Retrieve DITA features in custom framework

Post by Johann »

Hello,

We are using Author web 24.0.0.4 version and we have built our own frameworks.

We would like to retrieve specific features from DITA in our curtom frameworks:
  • CALS table creation wizard
  • CALS table properties management wizard
  • Imagemap wizard
How to do that?

Thank you,

Johann
mihaela
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Re: Retrieve DITA features in custom framework

Post by mihaela »

Hello,

Can you please give us more details about your use case? Your framework is an extension of the builtin DITA framework or is a custom framework that is not related with one of the builtin frameworks included in Oxygen XML?

There is a tutorial from our JS API Documentation [1] called "Show Table Properties action for custom table" [2] that can help you implement your own action, starting from the DITA specific action. Implementing your own insert CALS table action is similar (the js code for DITA can be found in the table-action-handler.js file from the web folder of the DITA framework).

For image map, we need to know for what type of documents do you want to implement it (if there is a customization of a DITA document or other) and if you want to change the behavior of the default action in some way.

[1] https://www.oxygenxml.com/maven/com/oxy ... index.html
[2] https://www.oxygenxml.com/maven/com/oxy ... rties.html


Best Regards,
Mihaela
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Johann
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Re: Retrieve DITA features in custom framework

Post by Johann »

Hello Mihaela,

two months later...

The first main need would be to be able to "Apply image map" on the images contained in our documents.
So we have our own frameworks that do not override DITA frameworks.
The goal would be to have the same graphical interface and to generate the imagemap tags in a tag of our schema.

Thank you for your help,

Johann
mihaela
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Re: Retrieve DITA features in custom framework

Post by mihaela »

Hello,

There is a post with a similar request (for Oxygen XML Editor, but the core code for this support is common) here:
xhtml/topic21306.html

Unfortunately there is no possibility for the moment to implement the imagemap support on a custom XML vocabulary. We already have an internal issue to add API for this functionality and I have added your vote for it.

Best Regards,
Mihaela
Mihaela Calotescu
http://www.oxygenxml.com
Johann
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Re: Retrieve DITA features in custom framework

Post by Johann »

Hello,

Thank you for your answer.

Can we expect to have this feature in the next few months? :)
Our customers like it a lot.

In any case, can you notify me through this post the updates related to this topic?

Thank you,

Best regards,

Johann
mihaela
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Re: Retrieve DITA features in custom framework

Post by mihaela »

Hello,

We have to better analyze what changes must be made to make this possible. If you want, you can send us more details about the XML vocabulary you use (you can send us the framework, if it is possible, on our support email address: support@oxygenxml.com). This can help us to determine if and when this can be ready for your specific use-case.

We will also update the thread when the feature will be available.

Best Regards,
Mihaela
Mihaela Calotescu
http://www.oxygenxml.com
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