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« on: January 11, 2012, 04:48:24 PM »

I get the following odd warning message from the Validation Log when I use my specialized DTDs in XMetaL Author v5.5:


Each line includes the same warning:
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Warning: Error: on line 447 of C:\DITA-OT\DocTypes\dita-bentley\1.1\bentley_commonElements.mod:
Non deterministic content model. An instance of element parml could simultaneously match two or more
tokens in the content model.

I say that this is odd for a few reasons: 1) the element "parml" appears no where the referenced Elements file, 2) this is all stock DITA v1.1; no changes have been made to that element, and 3) ignoring the warning allows me to use the DTD & produce content without further issue. Lastly, using the validation & producing output through the command line DITA-OT interface shows now warnings or errors of any kind.

I was able to track down a Air Force document that indicated that this was some sort of known issue with XMetaL. However, I can't find anything to corroborate that. I'd be very curious to see if anyone else has seen this issue & maybe knows how to deal with it. Or, which is certainly possible, if there is something wrong with my modified DTD shells, I'd be glad to just fix those!
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Derek Read
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« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2012, 03:11:23 AM »

If you would like XMetaL Support to look into this you can submit your DTD using the standard support form and they will try to provide an answer. I think it is likely better to deal with this through support rather than on the forum.
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