Re: [xep-support] involved xfers and codeblock line numbering

From: John Accardi <>
Date: Wed Jan 03 2007 - 13:11:11 PST

Great. Thanks again, Eliot.


W. Eliot Kimber wrote:
> John Accardi wrote:
>> Thanks, Eliot.
>> These are very good ideas that I will try.
> I looked into the available DITA constructs a bit more closely and I
> think what you need is to specialize the "ph" (phrase) element to act
> as a target for specific lines within "pre" and, possibly, to hold a
> label for the line (where you are referring to arbitrary labels rather
> than sequential line numbers). The existing xref element can then be
> used to refer to the specialized ph element.
> It does not appear that DITA has a built-in elements for this purpose.
> Alternatively, you could specialize "ph" to hold an entire line and,
> possibly, bind a label to the line content as a subelement. I've used
> this type of markup in DTDs in the past and it works pretty well. But
> since new lines are reliable in XML you don't absolutely need to have
> a wrapper for the lines in order to do what you need to do, at least
> using XSLT.
> Cheers,
> Eliot

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