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Subject: Re: [dita] processing-role attribute

On 4/21/09 9:44 AM, "Robert D Anderson" <robander@us.ibm.com> wrote:

> Recently we approved adding the new processing-role attribute, with values
> of "normal" and "resource-only", to topicref and its specializations. Use
> of processing-role="resource-only" indicates that the target is to be used
> only as a resource, without appearing in any generated TOC, not linked to,
> not generated as part of PDF/XHTML/whatever other output.
> We also have a new <keydef> element as a shortcut for defining keys in DITA
> 1.2. It defaults to toc=no, linking=none, and print=no. So my question is,
> should it also default to processing-role=resource-only? This seems
> logical, and in fact seems part of the reason we added resource-only, but I
> don't think it was called out in the original discussion.

I think resource-only would be the appropriate default for keydef--it's
certainly what I would want it to be, I think.

I think we're trying to make a clear logical distinction between topicrefs
that function *only* as indirectors to resources (keydef) and topicrefs that
happen to have keys.

If this wasn't the default I would probably define for myself a
specialization of topicref that simply grouped keydefs and set the default
for processing-role to "resource-only", e.g. <keyset> or something.



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