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Derek Read

Reply to: Is it possible to use flagging without beginning and ending art?

See the italicized sentence in the quote below.

[quote=DITA Language Reference 1.1]The startflag takes an optional image reference and an optional alt-text element for identifying the beginning of flagged content. If an image is specified, the specified image will be used to flag the beginning of the content, with the alt-text contents as alternative text. If alt-text is specified without an image, that text will be used to flag the content instead of an image. If no image and no alt-text are specified, then this element has no defined purpose. The startflag element is allowed inside either prop or revprop.

The DITA LangRef says says basically the same thing for endflag.

This is the way the DITA Language Reference says things should work, but in reality I'm not sure if it actually does with DITA OT 1.4.2.1 (which is what you are probably running given your version of XMetaL Author Enterprise). I'd need to set up some tests to check on this. If this works for regular HTML then it should also work for WebHelp as WebHelp uses the standard DITA OT XHTML transtype for the HTML that make up the topics.

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