Does it have to be the ultimate root map, or can the governing map be a
From: Eliot Kimber [mailto:ekim...@reallysi.com]
Sent: Monday, January 25, 2010 9:30 AM
Subject: [dita] Conref push of different content to the same
topic in different contexts
I'm pretty sure the answer is "no" based on my understanding
of the feature, but I wanted to confirm that one cannot use
conref push to impose different elements onto the same topic
used in different places within the same map.
The question was asked today on the DITA users list how to
have a topic used in four chapters of a single manual where
the topic differed only a couple of details.
Because in this case it's a single publication (single root
map), you cannot use keys to get different results and a
conref push likewise points from the pusher to exactly one pushee.
If my analysis is correct, it suggests there might be a
useful feature for
1.3 consideration to enable associating a pushing topic with
a target topic in a use-specific way, perhaps a new attribute
on topicref or something.