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Subject: Re: [dita] multiple shortdesc in an abstract in a topic

Does this point need to be addressed in the 1.1 version of the Language
Spec shortdesc description, or in the Arch Spec as a general processing
issue that applies to the new abstract/shortdesc definition?

Don Day
Chair, OASIS DITA Technical Committee
IBM Lead DITA Architect
Email: dond@us.ibm.com
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             Michael Priestley                                             
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                                       "Grosso, Paul" <pgrosso@ptc.com>    
             09/22/2006 10:13                                           cc 
             PM                        dita@lists.oasis-open.org           
                                       Re: [dita] multiple shortdesc in an 
                                       abstract in a topic                 

If I recall correctly the decision was to concatenate them. I'm not sure if
we explicitly discussed what would happen in terms of map overrides of an
abstract with multiple shortdescs, but my vote would be that the shortdesc
in the map would override any and all shortdescs in the target topic,
rather than trying to pick and choose.

Michael Priestley
IBM DITA Architect and Classification Schema PDT Lead

 "Grosso, Paul" <pgrosso@ptc.com>                                          
 09/22/2006 07:03 PM                                                    To 
                                           [dita] multiple shortdesc in an 
                                           abstract in a topic             

In DITA 1.1, it appears that you can have more than
one shortdesc in an abstract in a topic.

If there are multiple shortdescs in an abstract,
what do you do with them all?  Use the first?
Combine them somehow?  If you need to override a
shortdesc in a topic with a shortdesc from a map
(topicmeta), and there is more than one in the topic,
which one do you replace? Or do you replace them all?


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