Home Forums DITA and XMetaL Discussion How to hide attributes in inspector with XMetaL Author DITA 5.1? Reply To: How to hide attributes in inspector with XMetaL Author DITA 5.1?

Su-Laine Yeo

Reply to: How to hide attributes in inspector with XMetaL Author DITA 5.1?

A few releases ago, XMetaL introduced a checkbox in Tools > DITA Options to show/hide DITA specialization attributes in the Attribute Inspector. This feature hasn't been deprecated; it still works in 5.1 and in the soon-to-be-released 5.5.

There are two reasons you're still seeing the attributes that you're seeing if you have the preference set to hide DITA specialization attributes:

1) The feature was designed for DITA 1.0. The DITA 1.1 specification introduced some new specialization attributes such as base and props, but we haven't yet extended the feature to make it apply to those attributes as well.

2) The attributes xml:lang, dir, translate, platform, and product are not specialization attributes, and are intended for direct use by authors. We don't often get requests to hide these attributes. If you want them to not appear in the Attribute Inspector, I think you'll have to create a specialization that does not have the attributes.

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