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Subject: RE: [dita] Groups - Verbatim inclusions of text (character data) (pre-proposal-1.2.xml) uploaded

On Fri, 20 Jul 2007, Grosso, Paul wrote:

> Is this for dita 1.2?
> I don't remember discussing it, and I don't see it at
> http://wiki.oasis-open.org/dita/DITA_Specification_1.2_Requirements


this use-case was discovered when one of our customers attempted to 
migrate his documentation from DocBook to DITA. In DocBook, use of 
external entities and XInclude is accepted as normal practice.

Initially we suggested just enabling text XInclude in DITA. But this is 
also not supported by DITA OT out-of-the-box.

I would suggest adding this functionality to DITA itself as soon as 
possible, rather than forcing customers to use workarounds which may not 
work in future and/or break their documents.


-- Paul

> paul
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Robert D Anderson [mailto:robander@us.ibm.com]
>> Sent: Friday, 2007 July 20 15:11
>> To: Deborah_Pickett@moldflow.com
>> Cc: apg@syntext.com; dita@lists.oasis-open.org
>> Subject: Re: [dita] Groups - Verbatim inclusions of text
>> (character data) (pre-proposal-1.2.xml) uploaded
>> Any other thoughts?
>> apg@syntext.com wrote on 19/07/2007 03:00:43 AM:
>>> Document Description:
>>> Provide functionality equivalent to xi:include href="url"
>> type="text" in
>> DITA,
>>> for elements specialized from topic/pre. This is needed by
>> authors who
>> write
>>> tutorials and alike documents, and need to include external
>> source code
>> fragments
>>> (eg examples written in some programming language).

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