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Subject: RE: [dita] inline elements in dita maps

Robert's answer probably gives you some idea already.
When I said:
Some of the things that are now legal in DITA maps include <image>, <p>, <ol>, <ul>, <xref>, and simple tables. 
I probably should have added:
Getting to the point where some of these items are legal is pretty involved (simpletable within note within desc within xref within q within cite within ph within shortdesc).
But that's pretty much exactly my question. Did we know we were doing this, or was this an unintended consequence of other decisions.
It sounds like it was an unintended--but perhaps unavoidable--consequence, and we're willing to live with it.
I just wanted to check.

From: Michael Priestley [mailto:mpriestl@ca.ibm.com]
Sent: Monday, 2006 August 14 17:11
To: Grosso, Paul
Cc: dita@lists.oasis-open.org
Subject: Re: [dita] inline elements in dita maps

Where do you see <p>, <ul>, and <simpletable>? I thought phrase-level content was coming into shortdesc, but I didn't think block-level content was coming in.

Michael Priestley
IBM DITA Architect and Classification Schema PDT Lead

"Grosso, Paul" <pgrosso@ptc.com>

08/14/2006 05:45 PM

[dita] inline elements in dita maps

I just noticed something about the DITA 1.1 content models
for maps.

In general DITA maps contain very little inline text or
inline elements since most of the information in the map
comes from the topicref, topichead, topicgroup, and reltable
elements and attributes.  But you can enter inline text and
elements in the topicmeta section.  

With DITA 1.0 the content model for this inline information
was quite limited.  With DITA 1.1 the content model has been
relaxed so that pretty much whatever would be legal as inline
information in a DITA topic is now also legal in a DITA map.  

Some of the things that are now legal in DITA maps include
<image>, <p>, <ol>, <ul>, <xref>, and simple tables.

I can live with this, I just want to make sure this is a
deliberate change and not an unintended consequence of
some other decision.



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