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Subject: RE: Hazard Statement Width

I do apologize for all the unnecessary discussion.
Someone told me there was a width attribute on hazardstatement, and I failed to verify that statement against the actual DITA 1.2 DTDs.  It turns out the user was looking at a DTD they must have modified.
Given that there is no width attribute on hazardstatement, we don't need to add anything to the spec here, so we can cancel the decision we made today to do so.

From: Christian Kravogel [mailto:christian.kravogel@seicodyne.ch]
Sent: Tuesday, 2009 March 24 11:21
To: Grosso, Paul; dond@us.ibm.com; 'dita'
Subject: Hazard Statement Width

Paul, Don,
I just checked the content model of hazardstatement and it's child elements, and I do not find any potential error.
Paul, your statement "In a hazard statement, you can set the width of the hazard statement using the attribute width." is not correct.
hazardstatement has been derived from the element note and there is no width attribute.
So we can shorten it and just leave everything as it is.
The width for a hazardstatement still is an issue, an important issue, but it is just a rendering issue. And we may have to provide guidance or recomendations in a document.
If we like to be very fastidious we may have to cover issues like: when a hazardstatement with a hazardsymbol is placed into a table and the width of the hazardsymbol is exceeding the width of the tablecell, the table or even the pagewidth. But then we may need to catch all cases of nested width attributes in our specification.
Best regards


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