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Reply to: Show element contents in Content Reference Dialog (XM 7)May 30, 2012 at 4:48 pm
If I understand correctly, you would like the list itself to show the “content” rather than the id value. By that do you mean the text it contains or all of the XML?
In either case, this is not currently possible. The system is designed to show id as that is the only thing consistent across all elements in DITA (some things contain text, some do not). It sounds like an interesting thing for us to look into for a future release. I'm not sure how it would work exactly, but perhaps you could submit a feature request to XMetaL Support detailing exactly how you feel it should function. Then if it is possible to do it we might consider this (as an additional feature) for a future release.
In the meantime, perhaps you might wish to try changing the @id values to something more easily recognized. That in itself would be extra work, so I could see not wanting to do this if there are a lot of them to change.