General XMetaL Discussion
JoAnne July 29, 2011 at 8:29 pm
odd changesJuly 29, 2011 at 8:29 pmParticipants 3Replies 4Last Activity 11 years, 6 months ago
XMetaL Enterprise 6.0.1 on Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-bit
Yesterday XMetal was the same as always, and today when I generate, the files are different. For HTML/Webhelp, suddenly the HTML files are generated in the main folder and instead of having the file names like “t_how_to.html” they have names like “rad7BB69_tmp.html”, temporary files are no longer deleted, and when I look in Tools > DITA options > General, there are no domains listed at all to hide or show, even though the DTDs are in the DTDs folder.
I didn't change anything. Any idea what could cause this? I tried starting XMetaL with CTRL held down to clear the cache, but that didn't help.
Thanks, as always.gcrews July 29, 2011 at 8:47 pm
Reply to: odd changesJuly 29, 2011 at 8:47 pm
I think that hapes when you have the sandboxing output option on the advanced tab set to yes
you might check thoesJoAnne July 29, 2011 at 8:57 pm
Reply to: odd changesJuly 29, 2011 at 8:57 pm
Thanks, that seems to have fixed it
But I'd love to know why/how it changed in the first place.Derek Read July 30, 2011 at 12:31 am
Reply to: odd changesJuly 30, 2011 at 12:31 am
If you install a CMS system integration it might change this setting. Other than that I cannot think of anything that would do it.Derek Read August 4, 2011 at 9:47 pm
Reply to: odd changesAugust 4, 2011 at 9:47 pm
One other reason you may wish to set this value to yes is if you name your DITA files using characters that are valid but that the DITA OT will choke on (Windows only prohibits a small set of characters from being used in file names).
The DITA OT is happy with a-z, A-Z, 0-9, some basic punctuation marks, hyphens, underscore and other characters, but if you choose file names that use other characters (such as those used in Greek, Russian, Thai, Chinese, etc…) the DITA OT may have issues producing output.
Our Japanese localized version of XMetaL Author Enterprise 6.0 ships with the setting cmd_fs_sandboxing=yes for this reason (because most people in Japan will use Japanese file names and that will break the DITA OT).
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