Topic IDs in conref's in Author 13.2

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Topic IDs in conref's in Author 13.2

Post by MichaelDa » Sat Jan 21, 2012 5:38 am


It looks like you have made a change in Oxygen Author 13.2: It is now enforcing the rule that XPaths in the conref attribute use the topic ID. For example:

This follows the DITA specification. However, previously Oxygen Author supported using just the element ID. For example:
In 13.2, the results seem fine in the WebHelp output using the latter (element ID only) format, but in Oxygen Author, Author view, the conref's are broken.

Is there any way to turn this checking off in Oxygen Author? Maybe with a configuration setting?

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Re: Topic IDs in conref's in Author 13.2

Post by Radu » Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:53 pm

Hi Michael,

As you say, the visual editing from 13.2 follows more precisely the DITA specification.
There is no checkbox to control this because this is the way in which it should have worked from the beginning.

Indeed the DITA OT sometimes is permissive with such links which only specify the element ID, from what I remember there is already a bug registered on the DITA OT to fix this relaxed way of linking.

My recommendation for you is to use the "Validate and Check For Completeness" toolbar action from the DITA Maps manager view to find and correct all these problems in your DITA project.

Radu Coravu
<oXygen/> XML Editor

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