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

On 7/7/09 8:43 AM, "Ogden, Jeff" <jogden@ptc.com> wrote:

> We can argue if this was or wasn't a "bug" in the approved DITA 1.0 and 1.1
> specifications, but it doesn't really matter since the "fix" being proposed is
> incompatible with what that DITA 1.0 and 1.1 called for. We shouldn't be
> making incompatible changes in a 1.x version and certainly not at this late
> stage in the DITA 1.2 cycle.  Something like this requires a full proposal,
> dissuasion, and a vote.
> Note that this is not just an issue for implementors.  @type is something that
> can be set by authors.  And the proposal that is currently on the table would
> make existing documents that use what are perfectly valid values such as "fig"
> or "fn" rather than "topic/fig" or "topic/fn" invalid.  We can't do that.

My proposal specifically allows unqualified references to TC-defined types
because those are reliably unique. So it does not make existing values



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