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Subject: FW: [dita-busdocs] Groups - Designing DITA Abstract Topic Types.ppt uploaded

-----Original Message-----
From: Tim Grantham [mailto:tgrantham@timgrantham.com] 
Sent: Friday, June 11, 2010 9:55 AM
To: 'Steve Manning'
Subject: RE: [dita-busdocs] Groups - Designing DITA Abstract Topic Types.ppt

I agree, Steve.

If no-one else objects, I will modify my presentation and <advisory> schema
to specialize <rule> from <abstract>. In fact, it looks more and more to me
that an abstract topic types will probably always specialize from the
<abstract> element, for the reasons you cite.

There is also, as theoretical physicists would say, a nice symmetry about
specializing the key distinguishing element of an abstract topic type from
the <abstract> element. :-)


-----Original Message-----
From: Steve Manning [mailto:steven.manning@sympatico.ca]
Sent: Friday, June 11, 2010 9:14 AM
To: dita-busdocs@lists.oasis-open.org
Subject: Re: [dita-busdocs] Groups - Designing DITA Abstract Topic Types.ppt


I have a concern with specializing shortdesc for rule/etc.  While I fully
support the idea of capturing the key information about the topic in a
shortdesc-like element, I am uneasy with using shortdesc as it has 
a dual purpose.    In addition to being the "initial paragraph-like 
content of a topic," it is also "intended to be used as the link preview 
for searching.   The content you might capture as a rule, might not 
actually be effective as a link-teaser.  As an alternative, could the
initial paragraph (like rule) element be specialized off abstract instead?
That way, you could have both rule and shortdesc in a topic and ensure they
are appropriate to their individual uses.


07/06/2010 11:18 AM, tgrantham@timgrantham.com wrote:
> Here it is, with corrections for typos.
>   -- Tim Grantham
> The document named Designing DITA Abstract Topic Types.ppt has been 
> submitted by Tim Grantham to the DITA Enterprise Business Documents SC 
> document repository.
> Document Description:
> Proposes a set of practices for designing abstract topic types
> View Document Details:
> http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/document.php?document_id=38147
> Download Document:
> http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/download.php/38147/Designing%20DI
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