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Subject: Re: [dita] Mixed content in DITA

Not to mention the influence of BookMaster's modularinformation/ledi model
on the design of section.  The BookMaster reference, which naturally had
some influence on DITA's capabilities, states that the "language element
description item" or ledi element has the design property that "Each LEDI
class can have a different generated title or no title."  The original
design choice in BookMaster was to define a null-value attribute referenced
by indirection; DITA sections move that thought to an optional title
(although @spectitle retains some of that original design thought).

Don Day <dond@us.ibm.com>
Chair, OASIS DITA Technical Committee
IBM Lead DITA Architect
11501 Burnet Rd., MS 9037D018, Austin TX 78758
Ph. 512-838-8550   (T/L 678-8550)

"Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge?
Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?"
        --T.S. Eliot

             Michael Priestley                                             
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                                       Eliot Kimber                        
             04/09/2005 11:19          <ekimber@innodata-isogen.com>       
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                                       Re: [dita] Mixed content in DITA    

Again, task provides an example here. You may want to generate titles for
the sections in a task: <prereq>, <context>, <result>, <postreq> - but I
don't think it's obviously wrong to avoid titles for them. The majority of
tasks written in IBM had these sections semantically without titling them,
which is why they became sections without either explicit or generated
titles in the task specialization.

I can see why someone might choose to generate titles for these sections. I
can also see why someone might choose not too (and indeed that's the
current default). I'm not prepared to say either choice is wrong.

Michael Priestley

 Eliot Kimber                                                              
 04/09/2005 12:39 PM                                dita@lists.oasis-open. 
                                                    Re: [dita] Mixed       
                                                    content in DITA        

Paul Prescod wrote:

> a) have sections (or specializations of sections) without titles

You might specialize section or topic to a type for which the title is
either invariant or derived from some other property, in which case it
need not be authored.

But that is different from a topic or section that has no title of any
sort, authored or generated, which I think is simply wrong.


W. Eliot Kimber
Professional Services
Innodata Isogen
9390 Research Blvd, #410
Austin, TX 78759
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