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Subject: Re: [dita] ITEM: Meaningful Values for type= on xref and topicref

On 6/30/09 10:08 AM, "Ogden, Jeff" <jogden@ptc.com> wrote:

> Is this a good idea?  It seem like a big change from the type values
> that were called for in DITA 1.0 and 1.1 (topic, concept, fig, fn, ...).
> Is this in support of a DITA 1.2 proposal?  Was it something that the
> DITA TC talked about and agreed to?  Please point me at an e-mail
> discussion or other document if I missed something.


This is essentially a bug fix: DITA has always been broken in this regard in
that xrefs to specialized types where the name is not qualified are
potentially ambiguous as there's no requirement that a given non-topic
element name be globally unique across all possible vocabulary modules.

For example, if you xref to another topic and say type "foo", it's ambiguous
whether you mean "my-domain-d/foo" or "your-domain-d/foo".


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