Re: Keyref/conkey ref conversion strategy - keyref all the things? #conref
I tripped across a complication with the keyref-all-the-things approach. :(
In DITA, a glossary is implemented as a specialized topic (<glossgroup>) that contains terms as nested specialized subtopics (<glossentry>). Unfortunately this means that the map must define @keys values for all glossary terms. :( It's impractical to expect a writer to do this.
I'll ask our writers to use hrefs when referencing glossary terms, but I expect some pushback adding rules about requiring them to remember what kind of links to use where.
I wish DITA allowed ID-based references to subtopic elements nested within a topic, such as
as this still provides indirection value via the parent's key.
I found some discussion on this topic (hah!) in the comments section of