Reply to: Link to a topic heading?December 1, 2008 at 8:07 pm
That's actually a really good question. The folder icons in the Map Editor represent Topic Headings, which are DITA
What you can do instead of using a Topic Heading is to use a topic containing a title and nothing else. It is easy to make a cross-reference to a topic. There are other advantages to this approach, in particular that translation management systems tend to handle it better.
By the way, Gunnar is right that general DITA questions are usually answered more efficiently in the dita-users Yahoo! group. It's sometimes hard to know whether a problem is purely DITA or involves XMetaL, so there's no harm in posting it here to see if we can address it.