Re: Single subheading allowed?

Subject: Re: Single subheading allowed?
From: Janice Gelb <Janice -dot- Gelb -at- Sun -dot- COM>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2008 06:21:05 +1000

Hemstreet, Deborah wrote:
> When we implemented a CMS (DITA) at one company, we had no choice. It
> gave all of us a case of nerves, but we were told that we could no
> longer have
> Title
> explanation of why you would need feature
> To do this:
> 1. lkj;k;
> 2. ;askjf;ladsj
> ================================
> We were forced to go over to
> Document Output
> Printing pages
> explanatory text
> Print Pages
> 1. ;asjdfkj
> 2. ;askjdf;lkdjf
> 3. ;jlkj;lkj
> ======================
> I HATED having to do this - it was longer, wasted space, and was totally
> redundant in some cases, but it made DITA and our implementor happy....

I suspect this is because probably in DITA, steps need to
be in a task container rather than being allowed to roam
free in a general section container. (This wasn't as much
of a problem for us when we moved to SGML because we had
always required a procedural head before steps anyway.
Our users wanted to be able to easily find procedures
in ToCs and on the page.)

Welcome to the wonderful world of structured hierarchical
tagging :->

-- Janice

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