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Subject: Re: [dita] Software Bias in Current DITA Design and Documentation

Michael Priestley wrote:

> The out-of-the-box task doctype explicitly supports task nesting as the 
> more flexible of the two options.

By this I assume you mean the ability to nest task topics inside other 

This is a reasonable solution, and it's my recommendation to our client 
with the legacy data but it still seems more heavy-handed than necessary.

I think the analogy I would draw would be section--if it is reasonable 
to use section to subdivide concept or reference information, I think 
it's equally reasonble to have a section-derived structure within task 
to organize a task into a set of separately-title substeps when the 
substeps don't really justify creating separate topics.


W. Eliot Kimber
Professional Services
Innodata Isogen
8500 N. Mopac, Suite 402
Austin, TX 78759
(214) 954-5198


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