Reply to: ID’sSeptember 12, 2012 at 8:34 pm
When you say “the same issue” are you referring to JanetC's description? — that some other system has introduced duplicate id values and you want XMetaL to somehow fix them?
Turning off the automatic insertion of id attributes doesn't tell XMetaL's DITA authoring code to remove any that it finds (existing ones) it only tells XMetaL to stop inserting them.
However, rather than trying to figure out what is the same or different about your issue (especially since the original topic by JanetC doesn't describe their issue in full) perhaps you can start a new topic and include detailed steps there.