topicrefs not included in XHTML transformation

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shanemac
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topicrefs not included in XHTML transformation

Post by shanemac » Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:06 pm

I have several topicrefs in a valid DITA bookmap that are not output as html files (in \out\) after XHTML transformation (file not found when link clicked in index.html in browser).

They are from a common folder in a higher position in the file hierarchy referenced through a relative path. For example:

../../Common/c_Supported_Versions.xml

Radu
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Re: topicrefs not included in XHTML transformation

Post by Radu » Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:25 pm

Hi,

Oxygen uses the DITA Open Toolkit for publishing DITA Maps and Topics to various output formats.
The DITA Open Toolkit has always had problems dealing with topic references to paths outside the directory of the transformed DITA Map.
See this post for example (in a long discussion list):
http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/dita ... sage/18556

When you use a DITA transformation scenario in Oxygen you can edit it and in the Parameters tab you can edit this parameter generate.copy.outer and set it to 2. It might possibly work this way.

If you have not done so yet, you should also consider joining the DITA Users List as has a lot of members who work in the field of documentation and might help you with customization questions:
http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/dita-users/

Regards,
Radu
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shanemac
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Re: topicrefs not included in XHTML transformation

Post by shanemac » Fri Sep 17, 2010 1:03 pm

Thanks Radu!

Excellent explanation. I understand the problem now. :D

The suggested fix has me almost there. Like XML Author 12 a lot.

On the forum. Thanks for your patience.

Shane

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