OASIS Mailing List ArchivesView the OASIS mailing list archive below
or browse/search using MarkMail.


Help: OASIS Mailing Lists Help | MarkMail Help

dita message

[Date Prev] | [Thread Prev] | [Thread Next] | [Date Next] -- [Date Index] | [Thread Index] | [List Home]

Subject: RE: [dita] hazard statement widths


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Christian Kravogel [mailto:christian.kravogel@seicodyne.ch] 
> Sent: Tuesday, 2009 February 10 12:25
> To: 'dita'
> Subject: AW: [dita] hazard statement widths
> You are right, but do we really try to avoid any possible 
> stupidity done by authors?

Not necessarily, but the spec should probably say what
should happen in such cases.  Even if all it says is "this
is an error; an implementation may (but need not) give an 
error message, and may (but need not) recover from this error 
condition by doing xxxxx".

> If someone defines a table width of 2 inches and adds an 
> image into a table
> cell giving the width of 3 inches? Isn't it the same problem?

Not really.  Putting something too large to fit in the allotted
space is a classic composition issue and isn't quite the same as 
having a DTD that allows for two conflicting attributes.  But
that's probably beside the point.

> But on one point you are absolutely right, we should review 
> the note and
> hazardstatement attributes for DITA Version 1.3. There are a 
> couple of open
> issues there, e.g. additional attributes to define the panel 
> arrangement of a note or hazardstatement. 


> Paul, I will take you input to our subcommittee and we will 
> discuss what
> additional attributes are required and which should be 
> removed. For DITA 1.2
> we have just copied the attributes from note. But there might 
> be better ideas.

For DITA 1.2, we don't have to change the DTD (I leave that
up to the subcommittee), but we do have to say something in
the spec.  See my first paragraph above.


> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: Grosso, Paul [mailto:pgrosso@ptc.com] 
> Gesendet: Dienstag, 10. Februar 2009 16:02
> An: dita
> Betreff: [dita] hazard statement widths
> In a hazard statement, you can set the width of the hazard 
> statement using
> the attribute width. There is also an align attribute, so if 
> the set width
> is smaller than the available width, we could align the 
> output to center,
> right, or left. So far so good. But then there is also a 
> width attribute on
> the hazardsymbol tag which is a child of the hazard statement.
> There is nothing to prevent users from doing things like 
> setting the hazard
> statement width to 2 inches and the hazard symbol width to 3 inches. 
> It seems either we need to remove one of the width attributes 
> from the DTD
> or the spec needs to define what the correct processing 
> should be in such cases.
> paul

[Date Prev] | [Thread Prev] | [Thread Next] | [Date Next] -- [Date Index] | [Thread Index] | [List Home]