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Subject: Re: [dita] Another request for steps-informal example

On 2/2/09 1:22 PM, "Robert D Anderson" <robander@us.ibm.com> wrote:

> Hello everybody,
> Early drafts of DITA 1.2 added a <process> element to task for describing
> procedural task information that does not fit into <steps>. I asked a
> couple of times for an example to include in the language specification,
> but didn't get one.
> Late last year we changed the name from <process> to <steps-informal>, but
> I still don't have an example.
> Can anybody on the list provide an example for the <steps-informal>
> element? The original proposal does not explain the element beyond what
> I've stated above, and does not give an example. I know a number of people
> on the TC feel this element is critical, so I would appreciate it if one of
> those people can provide an example to include in the Language
> Specification...

My example would be a task where the actions are not described in detail but
in generalities, e.g. :

 <p>Put the soil in the container any old way. It doesn't really matter how
you do it as long as it is at least 12 cm deep. Once the soil is in place,
water appropriately and wait.</p>



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