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Subject: Proposal for sorting elements/topics differently depending on output

Hi all,
I see a need to find a robust mechanism to allow sorting of elements (or whole topics) depending on output, which is universe to its nature meaning that such a mechanism must not be bound to a specific type of information, business rule or content domain. The solution must allow DITA users (writers) to sort elements when processing DITA content, without forcing them to build complex content models.
The collation has been discussed here: http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/dita-users/message/22252. The collation idea has not been discussed in DITA machine industry SC, since sorting of elements, depending on output, is universal and does not only occur within a specific business context.
Collation (sorting) is not supported in DITA 1.2. I have understood that there is at least one 1.3 proposal for adding more general sorting support to DITA 1.3, but I cannot find it in the DITA 1.3 proposal list. Maybe someone could help me find it (or is it proposal 13010?)? The question is if a sorting proposal should be made for DITA 1.3. Are there anyone else, except me, that has a requirement to sort markup depending on output?
Best regards,


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