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Subject: RE: [dita] Groups - DITA 1.1 - clarification of chunk attribute (Chunk.html) uploaded

Hi Erik,

1. Should the values of the chunk attribute describe the structure or describe an action? The semantics seem to be based on a tree-traversing processing model.

So would the following values capture the intended semantics?

chunk="start-new-tree" rather than "content"
   (a new instance of this value interrupts the previous action)
chunk="copy-tree" rather than "branch"
chunk="normal" rather than "none"

2. Are there unspecified interactions between these functions?
It would be interesting to see a cross-reaction table:
what is the effect of a new value given that you have a certain current value?

if current value is start-new-tree then
 - start-new-tree interrupts the tree and starts a new one
 - copy-tree starts a new root but does not interrupt the tree
 - normal resumes the generation of separate output files for each input file

3. Is the set of functions comprehensive?

For example, would you want to be able to generate a more-detailed and less-detailed version of a map? When a topic-ref has the copy-tree attribute set, it could also contain elements to specify which subtrees to suppress from the copy.

Best wishes,


-----Original Message-----
From: ehennum@us.ibm.com [mailto:ehennum@us.ibm.com]
Sent: Monday, November 14, 2005 10:21 PM
To: dita@lists.oasis-open.org
Subject: [dita] Groups - DITA 1.1 - clarification of chunk attribute
(Chunk.html) uploaded

The document named DITA 1.1 - clarification of chunk attribute (Chunk.html)
has been submitted by Erik Hennum to the OASIS Darwin Information Typing
Architecture (DITA) TC document repository.

Document Description:
This document presents the previously mailed clarification of the chunk
attribute in the standard DITA 1.1 template for easier consideration.

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