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  • severin.foreman

    XMetaL 5.5 and DITA 1.2 DTDs

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    Is it possible to use the DITA 1.2 DTDs with XMetaL Author Enterprise 5.5? Has anyone done this? I realize that w/o the DITA 1.2 configuration kit, XMetaL will not support new features like keyref, and that also goes for the version of the OT that ships with it. I also realize that you must be on version 6.0 to use the configuration kit.

    I want to start dabbling with the learning specialization DTDs and am wondering if there are any roadblocks because of the version I am using. I should also mention that I use XMetaL for SharePoint, which is not compatible with XMetaL Author 6.0, so upgrading is not an option at this time.

    Thanks in advance for any experience or guidance you can share!

    Best regards,
    Severin Foreman


    Su-Laine Yeo

    Reply to: XMetaL 5.5 and DITA 1.2 DTDs

    Hi Severin,

    One of the issues is that absolute paths to XMetaL 6 directories are used in at least one configuration file. You could try doing a cross-file search-and-replace in the configuration kit to change C:Program FilesXMetaL 6.0Author path strings to the ones you need, however we haven't tested that at all and I don't know if it will work. Good luck.



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