Subject: Re: [dita] Potential stage 1 proposal, let steps element nest
I like the idea in theory, and have indeed come up against some of the issues Robert listed as counterarguments — the difficulty with conrefs and with moving steps around in a hierarchy.
However, one benefit of substeps is that it is easier to constrain them out if you only allow one level of steps. I’ve done this in the past, and I would suspect that others have too. Would turning off nesting altogether count as a valid DITA constraint? I recall that there is some trickery with another attribute to allow or disallow task nesting in DTDs — would the same be needed on steps if they were defined as nestable in the standard? (DTDs are still important in practice, I feel, as few tools have moved to RELAX NG.)
On Jul 21, 2017, at 14:24, Bob Thomas <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
I will put this on the agenda for next Monday's meeting of the Technical Communications Subcommittee.
On Fri, Jul 21, 2017 at 1:24 AM, Jang <email@example.com> wrote:
+1 720 201 8260
Instant messaging: Gmail chat (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Skype
Time zone: Mountain (GMT-7)