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Reply to: XMetaL 6.0 crashes when using the type attribute on <xref>January 10, 2011 at 1:34 pm
Thank you for your response (and indeed our nice conversation at the TeKom conference last November in Wiesbaden, Germany).
I installed the patch as described and first smoke tests yielded no more crashes with documents that have the custom type attribute setting on xref tags. I am slightly bemused, since I definitely saw a pattern around our use of the xref.
Anyway, just to complete the picture, I will answer your questions.
2) XP, version 5.1 SP3
3) MCafee, which is updated automatically on company hardware connected to the network. So I'd rather not touch it.
4) The crashes would typically occur whenever I clicked between closing tags to insert another one, or when clicking inside a PCDATA element wanting to type.
5) If you are still interested in seeing examples of DITA files prepared with XMetaL for production via DITA-FMx, let me know.
6) One main motivation for using XMetaL 6.0 is the support for DITA Book Maps to serve DITA-FMx processing of Book Maps.