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Recognizing Customized DITA Tags in Arbortext Menus

ptc-4781983
1-Newbie

Recognizing Customized DITA Tags in Arbortext Menus

How can the "Modify Attributes - Link/Xref" dialog be configured to recognize custom tags in my content?

Background:

I'm using a Design Science DITA DTD that includes <equation> tags as a customization. If I want to insert an xref/href to an equation tag, the process is very painful. The default "Modify Attributes - Link/Xref" dialog does not seem to "see" these custom tags, even when Type="Any" and Show="AllElement"|"All Elements with IDs" (see example image).

As such, writers have manually type the entire relative DITA link path, with all of the correct associated IDs. This process is Bonkers!

I believe that all of my paths are set to point Arbortext to the correct DTDs, and I assumed that arbortext functionality should conform to the DTD, but that doesn't appear to be the case here. What am I missing?

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pnagai
4-Participant
(To:ptc-4781983)

Hi Richard,

I'm not a DITA guy, nor have I run into the particular Modify Attributes wrinkle you've described outside of DITA.

Your best bet, if you haven't solved this or moved on already, is to join the Adepters mailing list where lots and lots of Arbortext users, admins, and developers hang out 24/7/365. Information on joining that list (as well as pointers to lots of other Arbortext resources) can be found here:

http://blog.single-sourcing.com/top-arbortext-resources

See also:

http://www.single-sourcing.com/company/social.html

Good luck!

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