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Subject: Re: [dita] @keys in <topicsetref>

Hi Tarun,

A key value may be set on any topicref element, so it may be associated
with any valid target that can be referenced with a topicref.

A topicref element may not reference elements nested inside a topic, but it
may be used to reference elements inside of a map. For example, this is a
valid reference on a topicref:
<topicref href="othermap.ditamap#branch" format="ditamap"/>

If a key is added on that topicref, it is associated with that branch of
the map. The topicsetref element is a specialized topicref that references
a branch of a map, just like in that example. Specifically, it references a
topicset element inside of a map:
<topicsetref href="othermap.ditamap#topicset-branch"/>

So, it's not an error to have a keys attribute on topicsetref. In short -
any specialized topicref still needs to point to something that is valid
for topicref. In this case, it's a branch of a map, which is valid for both
elements. Anything referenced by a topicref can be associated with a
key ... so the keys attribute is valid in this case as well.

Robert D Anderson
IBM Authoring Tools Development
Chief Architect, DITA Open Toolkit

From:	Tarun Garg <tarung@adobe.com>
To:	"dita@lists.oasis-open.org" <dita@lists.oasis-open.org>
Date:	07/28/2010 07:28 AM
Subject:	[dita] @keys in <topicsetref>

<topicsetref> points to a <topicset> element in a DITA Map. As per my
understanding, a key identifies/points to a Map/Topic. So, if a key is
defined on <topicsetref> (using @keys) what shall it refer to?

I think, @keys does not make sense on <topicsetref>, as it points to an
element inside a Map (and not to the Map itself). Hence, @keys shall be
dropped from <topicsetref>.

Tarun Garg | Adobe Systems | +91-120-2444711 | tarung@adobe.com

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