DITA and XMetaL Discussion
MarcB December 27, 2017 at 1:56 pm
Confusion about navtitleDecember 27, 2017 at 1:56 pmParticipants 1Replies 0Last Activity 4 years, 11 months ago
Using XMetaL Author Enterprise 12.0.0.057 on Windows 7 with default DITA version set to 1.2 in the DITA Options.
We are noticing the following behavior when including references to DITA maps from within a DITA map in conjunction with the @navtitle attribute. If the referenced DITA map is a regular map, XMetaL shows the value of the @navtitle attribute as before. If the referenced DITA map is a bookmap, the @navtitle attribute is ignored and the ID value of the referenced map is displayed.
Reference to a regular map:
Reference to a bookmap:
This happens with
and alike, starting with XMetaL 12.
I understand the @navtitle is deprecated with DITA 1.2, but we have many DITA maps with that attribute, including nested DITA bookmaps, and they are now all displaying the Element ID as navtitle.
A workaround is to set the @locktitle attribute to “yes” on the topicref, but my question is: what should we be doing? What is the recommended format of a topic reference in a DITA map?
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