Thank you, Makita-san, for commenting about possible improvements for
the indexterm section of the DITA specification. The DITA TC will soon
review this issue, and someone from the DITA TC will follow up with you
once we understand this issue better.
Don R. Day <mailto:don...@learningbywrote.com>
DITA and XML Consultant, Learning by Wrote <http://learningbywrote.com/>
Co-Chair, OASIS DITA Technical Committee
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On 3/26/2012 8:31 PM, Toshihiko Makita wrote:
Dear DITA TC members,
I'm implementing DITA to PDF plug-in in DITA Open Toolkit. I found that
there are implementation guidelines in the 220.127.116.11.1 indexterm section
in the DITA1.2 specification. For instance there are descriptions about
topic/topicmeta/keywords/indexterm and indexterm elements in topic/body.
However I noticed that there are another location that a author can
write indexterm elements in DITA. For instance:
I think the implementation should ignore indexterm elements in
bookmap/booktitle or bookmeta because they are usually outputted in the
cover of the publication and the cover usually does not has page number.
If the indexterm element exists in topic/title or
topic/shortdesc,abstract, I think they should be honored. My question is
the treatment of the ranged indexterm. If the ranged indexterm appears
in topic/title or topic/shortdesc,abstract what should I do?
<title><ph>Sample title<indexterm start="INDEXTERM_IN_TITLE">Sample
Indexterm in title</indexterm></ph></title>
If there are any implementation guidelines, please let me know. Or there
is no guidelines I think it should be written in the specification.