I am having issues with indexterm elements in DITA 1.3. Apparently and in general, one should use the prolog to place his/her indexterm elements. FrameMaker lets me do that but after publishing the ditamap, my index page is empty! Now if I place the indexterms in the body of for instance paragraph elements, the indexes appear properly. But I am worried it is going to cause problems lateron in translation.
I hate to answer a question with a question, but I not sure about this. Can an XSLT transform be applied during the publishing process? If so, a simple XSLT stylesheet could be used to move the indexterm elements from the prolog to the body just for the output file. But I am not sure if there is a way to apply a transform at the publishing process.
Rick, you could capture the pre-publish event and then use an extendscript to run the required XSLT as required. That can easily be achieved.
Ok, I'm 99% sure you're using FM and not the discontinued XML Author program, so I've edited your tags to reflect that.
Thanks Jeff. Yes I am using FM.