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Community KB :: DITA / FrameMaker

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FMN DITA .. refers to the DITA support that is provided by default in FM9 and FM8.

DITA-FMx .. is a plugin that provides extended DITA authoring support for FM9, FM8, FM7.2 and FM7.1. More info...

Submitted by: Scott Prentice (2008-04-30)
Last updated: 2009-04-21

TAGS:  Authoring, FM8 DITA, DITA-FMx 0.0, DITA-FMx 1.0, FM 7.1, FM 7.2, FM 8.0
SUMMARY:  I can't create an fm-xref to anything except a "topic"
ISSUE:  By default, in both FM8-DITA and DITA-FMx when inserting an fm-xref (or fm-link in DITA-FMx), you will only "see" the topic elements (topic, concept, task, reference) as targets.
SOLUTION:  If you want to link to other elements, you must update the EDD so the "id" attribute of the target element has a type of "UniqueID" (instead of "String"). If you want these elements to be automatically populated with an ID value, change "Optional" to "Required".
BACKGROUND:  Note that it is a best practice to reference the container element rather than the "title" element. For example, if you want to make a link to a section, table, or fig element, change the id attribute on table or fig, not the title element.