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Subject: Forwarded comments for DITA 1.1
Hello, I discovered a small gap in the propagation of attributes when Attribute Domain specialization. The is that not all elements have base-attribute-extension and @base in their attlist declarations. This leaves some gaps on some elements where you would expect/want to use one of the newly added attributes, but not allowed. One case is I wish to have translation related attributes wherever xml:lang is valid. In the DTDs and XML Schemas for 1.1, this is not possible for a number of elements. The base-attribute-extension is declared in the group select-atts. Select-atts is pulled into the univ-atts group. None of these elements have univ-atts or select-atts declared in their attribute list. tblDecl - entry - colspec commonElement - title topic - no-topic-nesting task - taskbody concept - conbody reference - refbody glossary - glossterm I believe that the design intension for the base attribute was that anyone could add an attribute on any element, except, possibly, for <no-topic-nesting>. No? I think we need to fix this for DITA 1.1. The fix is minor and would affect both the DTDs and XML Schemas. We would need to add attribute declarations for @base and the group base-attribute-extension. I've discovered a couple of other bugs in the schemas related to this issue. These will be fixed regardless of the decision the TC takes in this matter. Eric This publicly archived list offers a means to provide input to the OASIS Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) TC. In order to verify user consent to the Feedback License terms and to minimize spam in the list archive, subscription is required before posting. Subscribe: firstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe: email@example.com List help: firstname.lastname@example.org List archive: http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/dita-comment/ Feedback License: http://www.oasis-open.org/who/ipr/feedback_license.pdf List Guidelines: http://www.oasis-open.org/maillists/guidelines.php Committee: http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/tc_home.php?wg_abbrev=dita Eric A. Sirois Staff Software Developer DB2 Universal Database - Information Development DITA Migration and Tools Development IBM Canada Ltd. - Toronto Software Lab Email: email@example.com Blue Pages (Internal) "Transparency and accessibility requirements dictate that public information and government transactions avoid depending on technologies that imply or impose a specific product or platform on businesses or citizens" - EU on XML-based office document formats.