DITAVAL elements

A conditional processing profile (DITAVAL file) is used to identify which values are to be used for conditional processing during a particular output, build, or some other purpose. The profile should have an extension of .ditaval.

The DITAVAL format has several elements: <val>, the root element, can contain a <style-conflict> element followed by <prop> or <revprop> elements; the <prop> and <revprop> elements can contain <startflag> and <endflag> elements; and the <startflag> and <endflag> elements can contain <alt-text> elements.

Notes on ditaval messages

Conditional processing code should provide a report of any attribute values encountered in content that do not have an action associated with them.

Note on ditaval flagging of images

If an image in DITA content becomes flagged using a background color, the color should be represented as a thick border. If a foreground color is expressed, it should be represented as a thin border.

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