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Derek Read

Reply to: Calling Webtop Connector’s View/Edit API in XMetal

Presumably this means you are building your own authoring (document-level) customization for a specific document type.

There isn't a public & supported way to code something like this (our DITA authoring solution does something like this, assuming I understand what you are asking for, but it is not exposed for public use).

XMetaL Author has some API helpers if you are using XInclude (see the DocBook sample for that case). It also has some CTM settings like configuration mechanisms to get the element-type's href-like attribute displaying the […] button in Attribute Inspector panel. Clicking that button will launch the appropriate show-chooser UI (i.e. CMS-specific dialog or local file system-specific browse for file dialog). What XMetaL Author is missing is some sort of CTM option(s) that tell it to add right-click menu items for “open-for-view” or “open-for-edit” kinds of behavior that are CMS-savvy.

If this is what you are looking for please let us know. We could consider it for a future release. Please submit feature requests via XMetaL Support and not on the forum so that we can track the request with a specific company.