Hi Lynne,

Does this mean that I should change the attribute type in the DTD to
NMTOKENS? (At the moment it's CDATA.) I tried this but nothing changed.
Have I done the wrong thing?

Thanks for your help,


Daniel Osborn | Usability Engineer - Technical Writer | TomTom |
daniel.osborn at tomtom.com | +31 (0) 20 8500 934 office

-----Original Message-----
From: Lynne A. Price [mailto:lpr...@txstruct.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, October 25, 2006 7:57 PM
To: Daniel Osborn; framers at lists.frameusers.com
Subject: Re: XML roundtripping - attributes with more than one value

At 10:27 AM 10/24/2006, Daniel Osborn wrote:
>In Framemaker, when you add more than one value to an attribute of type
>'Strings', the values have to be separated by a line break.
>When you save the file as .xml the values of the attribute are written
>into one string separated by spaces. No problem there except that when
>you open the file again in Framemaker the values are also written on
>line separated by spaces.
>Is there any way to reintroduce the line breaks into the attribute
>when the file is opened in Framemaker?

   The FrameMaker attribute type Strings corresponds roughly to the XML 
attribute NMTOKENS. XML, however, restricts the different tokens to name

characters and FM does not. In particular, FM permits white space within
particular string and XML does not. When FM opens an XML document that
a DTD, it interprets spaces within the value of a NMTOKENS attribute as
token separator. It displays each token on a separate line in the
View and in the Attributes window and dialog box.

Lynne A. Price
Text Structure Consulting, Inc.
Specializing in structured FrameMaker consulting, application
and training
lprice at txstruct.com            http://www.txstruct.com
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