Document Types > Document Type Configuration (.dcf) > Specifying Persistent File Name Elements
Specifying Persistent File Name Elements
To ensure that section names do not change when you republish documents for the Web, you must apply persistent file names. When Arbortext Editor applies persistent file names to a document, it inserts a processing instruction tag (PI) associated with each section. Using persistent file names allows you to update portions of your web documents instead of the entire document. When persistent file names are applied, Arbortext Editor only updates those sections that are new or changed when republishing the document.
To apply persistent file names to a document published for the Web, you must define elements that will serve as web compose page boundaries in the document type's .dcf file. Web compose page boundaries identify the sections within a document to which Arbortext Editor will apply persistent file names.
To specify persistent file name elements:
1. Open Arbortext Architect.
2. Choose File > Open.
3. Locate the directory in which the document type is saved, and click Select.
4. Once the document type is loaded, choose Edit > DCF. If the document type has a .dcf file, it displays in the Arbortext ArchitectDCF Editor window. If there is no .dcf file associated with this document type, Arbortext Architect automatically creates one.
5. Locate the ElementOptions element in the DCF Editor. If the file doesn't include a ElementOptions element, add one.
Open the Document Type Viewer (Tools > Document Type Viewer) to view the element hierarchy for the .dcf file. This will help you determine the valid location for the ElementOptions element.
6. Place your cursor next to the ElementOptions element, and choose Insert > Markup, and select ElementOption.
7. Click next to the ElementOption element to open the Modify Attributes dialog box.
You must have the Force Required Attributes EntryEdit preference selected for this dialog box to open automatically.
8. In the element field, select the element that you want to configure.
9. Choose yes in the webComposePageBoundary field to identify this element as a section boundary for web composition. The default setting is no.
10. Click OK.
11. Choose File > Save to save the changes you have made to the .dcf file.
12. Repeat the previous steps to configure additional elements that you want to serve as web composition section boundaries.