We noticed that in existing topics, where a keyref to an image is defined, FrameMaker unsollicited adds an empty href attribute (href=""). FrameMaker itself doesn't seem to bother about it, but we process the XML using other tools as well and the processing breaks because of the empty href attributes.
1. why is this added?
2. anything we can do to avoid FM adding empty href attributes?
I understand your concern and can look into this as an improvement, I suggest you to mark an improvement request at https://tracker.adobe.com/, We will prioritize it accordingly.
I would also like to understand more about workflow, You can reply here, DM me or drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Further, you can run a small script or simply find a change for removing these empty href as a workaround right now.
I added the improvement request at https://tracker.adobe.com/ - but strange thing is that it doesn't let me choose FM2020, the list of FM versions stops at 2017.
Anyway. Workflow is simple. We created those documents outside Framemaker, already a while ago. Our client opens them in FM and FM immediately adds the empty href, even they don't edit anything. Next step in the workflow is that the client does a review and their review tool gives an error on the empty href attribute. So we need a solution on both sides and I hope you can make FM avoid adding this attribute.
Note: we had the same issue with the dita-fmx plugin of Leximation (Scott Prentice) and he changed the software, so no empty href is added anymore using dita-fmx.
Our current client is using native FM however, so we need a solution from you as well .....!
I was able to choose FM2020 on https://tracker.adobe.com/ , Kindly see the below screenshot but anyway we got your issue with ref:- 9940 and marked the correct fix version, will prioritize .
Thanks for that. Please keep me posted on when this improvement will be available in the FM build.
is there any news on this?
This is currently marked for the future update(U4), If bandwidth allows, we will try to accommodate it in an upcoming update(U3).
Hi, could you please let us know if the coming or latest update has this fixed?
We need to remove the href"" manually every time we open a dita topic.
Update would be highly appreciated....
Thanks for reaching out to us. I have checked with the product team and they are aware of the issue and will schedule a fix in one of the upcoming updates. We have got this issue in the tracker with Ref – 9940.
I will post an update on this thread as I learn more.
Hi @idtp ,
Hope you are doing good.
We will be fixing the empty href attribute behaviour for images only as part of next update.
It would be great if you could give info on the additional workflows where the behaviour is observed.
Will try and let you know.
We tested for a couple of weeks now, and it isn't an issue anymore.
Thanks very much for the change,