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Subject: RE: [dita] Re: Keyref matching text update

Gah. That'll teach me to work after dark. Sorry, Robert.


-----Original Message-----
From: dita@lists.oasis-open.org [mailto:dita@lists.oasis-open.org] On Behalf
Of Kristen James Eberlein
Sent: Tuesday, August 28, 2012 10:06 PM
To: Chris Nitchie; DITA TC
Subject: [dita] Re: Keyref matching text update

Hi, Chris -- Robert has done the work here.


On 8/28/2012 9:45 PM, Chris Nitchie wrote:
> Eliot,
> Thanks for doing this. This will be a big help going forward. I think 
> what you have here is fine.
> One thing I've never understood, though - why are there different 
> rules for @href-bearing elements and non-@href-bearing elements? It 
> seems like it would be a lot simpler to specify the same rules for finding
'matching text'
> for all key references. I understand that the ship has sailed on that, 
> I'm just curious what the reasoning was.
> Chris
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Robert D Anderson [mailto:robander@us.ibm.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, August 28, 2012 2:56 PM
> To: Eliot Kimber; Kristen James Eberlein; Michael Priestley; 
> chris.nitchie@oberontech.com; dhelfinstine@ptc.com
> Subject: Keyref matching text update
> Hi all,
> One of my DITA 1.3 items is to clarify how "matching text" works when 
> using the keyref attribute. For history, it's item 13079 coming out of 
> a note thread started by Su-Laine. Here's the info about it in our 
> stage 2 proposal
> table:
>        Update keyref definition to make distinctions between elements.
>        Specifically: replacement text is handled differently for several
>        elements that are grouped together as elements with @href (xref
>        contains plain text, image contains alt text, link contains
>        data does ??). Request is coming out of TC discussions about how to
>        handle replacement text for keyref.
>        10/4: Proposal to be based on this earlier email:
>        http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/dita/201102/msg00059.html
> I started to fill out the proposal doc last week and realized it would 
> be very long with many likely changes before approval. So, I shifted 
> strategy and put my thoughts in a wiki page for initial discussion, 
> before filling out the full proposal.
> Anyway before taking to the full TC for glazed eyes and Tuesday 
> discussion, I was hoping some of you might have time to look it over 
> and provide feedback, so that we can spend less time on it with the 
> full TC. The page is
> here:
> https://wiki.oasis-open.org/dita/KeyrefMatchingText
> Comments appreciated... the next step will be to send this wiki page 
> to the full TC to get wider input before putting together the Stage 2
proposal doc.
> Thanks -
> Robert D Anderson
> IBM Authoring Tools Development
> Chief Architect, DITA Open Toolkit (http://dita-ot.sourceforge.net/)

Kristen James Eberlein
Principal consultant, Eberlein Consulting Co-chair, OASIS DITA Technical
Committee Charter member, OASIS DITA Adoption Committee
+1 919 682-2290; kriseberlein (skype)

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