Using DITA

Getting the merged.xml file of the pdf output process


According the this graph

there is a merged xml file after the topic merge when I want to publish as pdf.Is it possible to output that merged xml file without customizing the OT?

Links Broken

Why are all the links broken?....

I was trying to read some case studies about DITA but none of the links are working.

XMetaL check in vs case

I have an <xref> element whose href attribute is automatically turned to ALL CAPITALS when it's checked in.

How do I stop this happening? I need to preserve the case I entered or links don't work.


How do I add a summary or title attribute for simpletable or choicetable elements?

Our documentation requires HTML table tags to include summaries or title attributes for accessibility requirements, but I haven't been able to find an existing attribute that I use for this purpose. We are only using simpletable and choicetable. How have you addressed accessibility needs for tables in your documentation?

Change table of content HTML markup



I am new to DITA and figuring out how to change the generated table of content markup. I have written an XSL which I am able to run in lieu of map2htmltoc.xsl but the issue is that I am not able to find a hook to override the templates in this file.

Can someone help me on which feature extension to use to override the templates in this file? and what is the best way of doing something like this. Focus Areas: BPEL | DITA | ebXML | IDtrust | OpenDocument | SAML | UBL | UDDI
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