DITA-OT error messages

This topic lists each error message generated by the toolkit and provides additional information that might be helpful in understanding and resolving the error condition. If your toolkit installation includes custom plug-ins that define additional messages, you can add to this list by rebuilding the DITA-OT documentation.

Each message ID is composed of a message prefix, a message number, and a letter that indicates the severity level (I, W, E, or F).

The toolkit uses the following severity scale:

Info (I)
Informational messages highlight the progress of transformation and call attention to conditions of which you should be aware. For example, draft comments are enabled and will be rendered in the output.
Warning (W)
The toolkit encountered a problem that should be corrected. Processing will continue, but the output might not be as expected.
Error (E)
The toolkit encountered a more severe problem, and the output is affected. For example, some content is missing or invalid, or the content is not rendered in the output
Fatal (F)
The toolkit encountered a severe condition, processing stopped, and no output is generated.

Plug-ins may be used to add additional messages to the toolkit; for more information, see Rebuilding the DITA-OT documentation.

Message IDSeverityMessage textAdditional details
DOTA001FFatal"%1" is not a recognized transformation type. Supported transformation types are dita, eclipsehelp, html5, htmlhelp, markdown, markdown_gitbook, markdown_github, org.dita-ot.html, pdf, pdf2, tocjs, troff, xhtml.Default transformation types that ship with the toolkit include dita, eclipsehelp, html5, htmlhelp, markdown variants, pdf (or pdf2), tocjs, troff, xhtml, and xhtml. Additional transformation types may be available if toolkit plug-ins are installed.
DOTA002FFatalInput file is not specified, or is specified using the wrong parameter. The input parameter was not specified, so there is no DITA or DITAMAP file to transform. Ensure the parameter is set properly; see DITA-OT common parameters (args.input) if you are unsure how to specify the input file.
DOTA003FFatalCannot find the user specified XSLT stylesheet '%1'. An alternate stylesheet was specified to run in place of the default XSLT output process, but that stylesheet could not be loaded. Please correct the parameter to specify a valid stylesheet.
DOTA004FFatalInvalid DITA topic extension '%1'. Supported values are '.dita' and '.xml'.This optional parameter is used to set an extension for DITA topic documents in the temporary processing directory. Only "dita", ".dita", "xml", or ".xml" are allowed.
DOTA006WWarningAbsolute paths on the local file system are not supported for the CSSPATH parameter. Please use a relative path or full URI instead.If the CSSPATH uses an absolute path, it should be one that can still be accessed after the files are moved to another system (such as http://www.example.org/). Absolute paths on the local file system will be broken if the content is moved to a new system.
DOTA007EErrorCannot find the running-footer file "%1". Please double check the value to ensure it is specified correctly.The running footer file, which contains content to be added to the bottom of each XHTML output topic, cannot be located or read. This is usually caused by a typo in the parameter value. You should also ensure that the value is not specified with "file:" as a prefix.
DOTA008EErrorCannot find the running-header file "%1". Please double check the value to ensure it is specified correctly.The running header file, which contains content to be added to the top of each XHTML output topic, cannot be located or read. This is usually caused by a typo in the parameter value. You should also ensure that the value is not specified with "file:" as a prefix.
DOTA009EErrorCannot find the specified heading file "%1". Please double check the value to ensure it is specified correctly.The running heading file, which contains content to be added to the <head> section of each HTML output topic, cannot be located or read. This is usually caused by a typo in the parameter value. You should also ensure that the value is not specified with "file:" as a prefix.
DOTA011WWarningArgument "%1" is deprecated. This argument is no longer supported in the toolkit. 
DOTA012WWarningArgument "%1" is deprecated. Please use the argument "%2" instead. 
DOTA013FFatalCannot find the specified DITAVAL '%1'.  
DOTA066FFatalCannot find the user specified XSLT stylesheet '%1'. An alternate stylesheet was specified to run in place of the default XSL-FO output process, but that stylesheet could not be loaded. Please correct the parameter to specify a valid stylesheet.
DOTA067WWarningIgnoring index-see '%1' inside parent index entry '%2' because the parent indexterm contains indexterm children. According to the OASIS DITA Specification, the <index-see> element should be ignored if the parent <indexterm> contains other <indexterm> children.
DOTA068WWarningIgnoring index-see-also '%1' inside parent index entry '%2' because the parent indexterm contains indexterm children. According to the OASIS DITA Specification, the <index-see-also> element should be ignored if the parent <indexterm> contains other <indexterm> children.
DOTA069FFatalInput file '%1' cannot be located or read. Ensure that file was specified properly and that you have permission to access it.Please ensure that the input file path and file name were entered correctly.
DOTA069WWarningTarget "%1" is deprecated. Remove references to this target from your custom XSLT or plug-ins. 
DOTJ005FFatalFailed to create new instance for '%1'. Please ensure that '%1' exists and that you have permission to access it.
DOTJ007EErrorDuplicate condition in filter file for rule '%1'. The first encountered condition will be used. 
DOTJ009EErrorCannot overwrite file '%1' with file '%2'. The modified result may not be consumed by the following steps in the transform pipeline. Check to see whether the file is locked by some other application during the transformation process.The transform was unable to create files properly during the transform; results may not be as expected.
DOTJ012FFatalFailed to parse the input file '%1'. This message may indicate an invalid input file (such as accidentally specifying a PDF file as input rather than a DITA map file), an input file that uses elements which are not allowed, are not part or a DITA file that has errors and cannot be parsed as XML. You could also be using a specialized DITA document type that needs external plug-ins in order to be parsed correctly. The message issued by the XML parser should provide additional information to help diagnose the cause.
DOTJ013EErrorFailed to parse the referenced file '%1'. This message may indicate a reference to an invalid file (such as accidentally referencing a PDF or unknown XML file as if it was DITA), a referenced file that uses elements which are not allowed, or a referenced DITA file that has errors and cannot be parsed as XML. You could also be using a specialized DITA document type that needs external plug-ins in order to be parsed correctly. The message issued by the XML parser should provide additional information to help diagnose the cause.
DOTJ014WWarningFound an indexterm element with no content. Setting the term to ***.An empty <indexterm> element was found, and will appear in the index as ***. This index term should be removed from the source.
DOTJ018IInfoLog file '%1' was generated successfully in directory '%2'. Any messages from the transformation process are available in the log file; additional details about each message are available in the DITA-OT user guide. 
DOTJ020WWarningAt least one plug-in in '%1' is required by plug-in '%2'. Plug-in '%2' cannot be loaded. Check and see whether all prerequisite plug-ins are installed in toolkit.This will appear when one installed plug-in requires another in order to function correctly, but the required plug-in is not found. The installed plug-in will be ignored.
DOTJ021WWarningFile '%1' will not generate output since it is invalid or all of its content has been filtered out by the ditaval file. Please check the file '%1' and the ditaval file to see if this is the intended result.This may appear if filter conditions on the root element of a topic cause the entire topic to be filtered out. To remove this message, you could place any filter conditions on the reference to this file, which will prevent the build from accessing this file.
DOTJ022FFatalFailed to parse the input file '%1' because all of its content has been filtered out. This will happen if the input file has filter conditions on the root element, and a ditaval excludes all content based on those conditions.Either the input file or the ditaval file should change, otherwise your build is explicitly excluding all content.
DOTJ023EErrorFailed to get the specified image file '%1', so it will not be included with your output. Check whether the image exists in the source location or already exists in the output directory.
DOTJ025EErrorThe input to the "topic merge" transform process could not be found. Correct any earlier transform errors and try the build again, or see the DITA-OT User Guide for additional causes.This message should only appear in the following cases:
  • Errors earlier in the transform prevented this step of the transform from running; correct any errors and try the build again.
  • An Ant build or plug-in is directly calling the toolkit's topic merge module, and is doing so improperly; in this case the Ant build or plug-in needs to be fixed.
  • In the past, problems have been encountered when calling this module with an absolute path; this should no longer be an issue, but may be fixed in older releases by updating the Ant build or plug-in.
DOTJ026EErrorThe "topic merge" did not generate any output. Correct any earlier transform errors and try the build again, or see the DITA-OT User Guide for additional causes.This message should only appear if an Ant build or plug-in is directly calling the toolkit's topic merge module, or if earlier errors resulted in problems with some of the content. If the topic merge module is called correctly, then this indicates a program error that should be reported to the DITA-OT development team via the GitHub issues tracker.
DOTJ028EErrorNo format attribute was found on a reference to file '%1', which does not appear to be a DITA file. If this is not a DITA file, set the format attribute to an appropriate value, otherwise set the format attribute to "dita".When referencing a non-DITA file, the format attribute should indicate the type of file referenced (such as "html" for HTML topics or "pdf" for PDF files). Otherwise, the transform may attempt to parse the referenced document as a DITA topic.
DOTJ029IInfoNo 'domains' attribute was found for element '<%1>'. This generally indicates that your DTD or Schema was not developed properly according to the DITA specification.The domains attribute is used in specialized DITA documents to help determine which domain elements are legal. This message will only appear if a DITA specialization was not defined properly.
DOTJ030IInfoNo 'class' attribute for was found for element '<%1>'. The element will be processed as an unknown or non-DITA element.All specialized DITA elements must define a class attribute to provide ancestry information. This message will only appear if a specialized DITA element did not define a class attribute, or if non-DITA elements are included in a DITA context.
DOTJ031IInfoNo specified rule for '%1' was found in the ditaval file. This value will use the default action, or a parent prop action if specified. To remove this message, you can specify a rule for '%1' in the ditaval file.This informational message is intended to help you catch filter conditions that may have been specified improperly; if the value is correct, no action is needed.
DOTJ033EErrorNo valid content is found in topicref '%1' during chunk processing. Please specify an existing and valid topic for the topicref.
DOTJ034FFatalFailed to parse the input file '%1' (the content of the file is not valid). If the input file '%1' does not have a DOCTYPE declaration, please make sure that all class attributes are present in the file.DITA processing is based on class attributes defined for every element. Usually these are defaulted in the DTD or Schema; if no DTD or Schema is used, the class attributes must be explicitly included in the map or topic.
DOTJ035FFatalThe file "%1" is outside the scope of the input dita/map directory. If you want to lower the severity level, please use the Ant parameter 'outer.control', and set the value to "warn" or "quiet". Otherwise, move the referenced file "%1" into the input dita/map directory.This will appear when a topic is outside the scope of the map; for example, if the main input map references "../other-directory/some.dita". The result would cause an output file to be created outside of the output directory. See DITA-OT common parameters (outer.control and generate.copy.outer) for details.
DOTJ036WWarningThe file "%1" is outside the scope of the input dita/map directory. This will appear when a topic is outside the scope of the map; for example, if the main input map references "../other-directory/some.dita". The result would cause an output file to be created outside of the output directory. If you do not want to see the warning message, please use the Ant parameter 'outer.control', and set the value to "quiet". Otherwise, move the referenced file into the input dita/map directory. See DITA-OT common parameters (outer.control and generate.copy.outer) for details.
DOTJ037WWarningThe XML schema and DTD validation function of the parser is turned off. Please make sure the input is normalized DITA with class attributes included, otherwise it will not be processed correctly.DITA processing is based on class attributes defined for every element. Usually these are defaulted in the DTD or Schema; if validation against the DTD or Schema is turned off, the class attributes must be explicitly included in the map or topic.
DOTJ038EErrorThe tag "%1" is specialized from unrecognized metadata. Please make sure that tag "%1" is specialized from an existing metadata tag in the core DITA vocabulary.This appears to indicate an error in creating specialized metadata elements. Please verify that the document type you are using is complete and complies with DITA Specialization rules.
DOTJ039EErrorThere is no target specified for conref push action "pushafter". Please add <elementname conref="pushtarget" conaction="mark"> before current element.Please see the topic on Conref Push in the DITA specification for details on expected syntax for this function.
DOTJ040EErrorAn element uses the attribute conaction="replace", but a conref attribute is not found in the expected location. Please see the topic on Conref Push in the DITA specification for details on expected syntax for this function.
DOTJ041EErrorThe attribute conref="%1" uses invalid syntax. The value should contain '#' followed by a topic or map ID, optionally followed by '/elemID' for a sub-topic element.The conref attribute must be a URI reference to a DITA element. Please see the topic on URI-based addressing in the DITA specification for details on the expected syntax.
DOTJ042EErrorTwo elements both use conref push to replace the target "%1". Please delete one of the duplicate "replace" actions.The conref push function was used to replace a single element with two or more alternatives. Only one element may directly replace another using conref push. See Conref Push in the DITA specification for more information about the conref push "replace" function.
DOTJ043WWarningThe conref push function is trying to replace an element that does not exist (element "%1" in file "%2"). The target for a conref push action does not exist; please make sure that the syntax is correct and that the target exists. See the topic on URI-based addressing in the DITA specification for details on the expected syntax. If the syntax is correct, it is possible that the target was filtered out of your build using a DITAVAL file.
DOTJ044WWarningThere is a redundant conref action "pushbefore". Please make sure that "mark" and "pushbefore" occur in pairs.Please see the topic on Conref Push in the DITA specification for details on expected syntax for this function.
DOTJ045IInfoThe key "%1" is defined more than once in the same map file. The reference href="%2" is ignored. This informational message is intended to help you catch catch duplicate key definitions; if the keys are defined as expected, no action is needed.
DOTJ046EErrorConkeyref="%1" can not be resolved because it does not contain a key or the key is not defined. The build will use the conref attribute for fallback, if one exists.See the conkeyref definition for details on expected syntax and usage.
DOTJ047IInfoUnable to find key definition for key reference "%1" in root scope. The href attribute may be used as fallback if it existsThis message is intended to help you locate incorrectly specified keys; if the key was specified correctly, this message may be ignored.
DOTJ048IInfoUnable to find key definition for key reference "%1" in scope "%2". The href attribute may be used as fallback if it exists 
DOTJ049WWarningThe attribute value %1="%3" on element "%2" does not comply with the specified subject scheme. According to the subject scheme map, the following values are valid for the %1 attribute: %4A DITA Subject Scheme map was used to limit values that are available to the specified attribute. Please correct the attribute so that it uses one of the allowed values.
DOTJ050WWarningFound an <index-see> or <index-see-also> reference to the term '%1', but that term is not defined in the index. The Eclipse index will contain a value such as "See also otherEntry", but otherEntry does not exist in this index. The index reference will be broken unless this plug-in is always loaded into Eclipse with another plug-in that defines otherEntry as an index term.
DOTJ051EErrorUnable to load target for coderef "%1". The target for a coderef element, which specifies an external text-based file, could not be located or loaded. Please verify that the reference is correct.

Note that for security reasons, references to code samples outside of the scope of the map directory are not supported by default, as this could allow a reference to access and display any restricted or hidden file on the system. If you are certain that the path is valid and the file should be loaded, the current workaround is to set a parameter to allow these references. See DITA-OT common parameters (outer.control and generate.copy.outer) for details.

DOTJ052EErrorCode reference charset "%1" not supported. See the DITA-OT User guide for supported charset values on the format attribute.The DITA-OT supports a special syntax on coderef elements to specify the character set of the target document. See Extended code reference processing for details on the expected syntax.
DOTJ053WWarningInput file '%1' is not valid DITA file name. Please check '%1' to see if it is correct. The extensions ".dita" or ".xml" are supported for DITA topics.By default, the DITA-OT supports the extensions "dita" and "xml" for DITA topics, as mandated by the DITA Specification. Please verify that your topics use one of these extensions, or configure the toolkit to allow additional extensions.
DOTJ054EErrorUnable to parse invalid %1 attribute value "%2"  
DOTJ055EErrorInvalid key name "%1".  
DOTJ056EErrorInvalid xml:lang "%1".  
DOTJ057EErrorThe id attribute value "%1" is not unique within the topic that contains it.  
DOTJ058EErrorBoth %1 and %2 attributes defined. A single element may not contain both generalized and specialized values for the same attribute. 
DOTJ059EErrorInvalid key scope name "%1".  
DOTJ060WWarningKey "%1" was used in conkeyref but is not bound to a DITA topic or map. Cannot resolve conkeyref value "%2" as a valid conref reference. 
DOTJ061EErrorTopic reference target is a DITA map but format attribute has not been set. Set format attribute value to "ditamap". 
DOTJ062EErrorInvalid %1 attribute value "%2".  
DOTJ063EErrorThe cols attibute is "%1" but number of colspec elements was %2.  
DOTJ064WWarningChunk attribute uses both "to-content" and "by-topic" that conflict with each other. Ignoring "by-topic" token. 
DOTJ065IInfoBranch filter generated topic %1 used more than once. Renaming %1 to %2. 
DOTJ066EErrorNo id attribute on topic type element %1. Using generated id %2. 
DOTJ067EErrorNo id attribute on topic type element %1.  
DOTJ068EErrorConref action "mark" without conref target. A conref "mark" action has been used to mark a target element without a corresponding content reference target. This may occur when the order of the "mark" element and the pushed element is reversed.
DOTJ069EErrorCircular key definition %1.

A circular reference was found in key definitions: a series of key references where the last key references the first.

This may occur if a <topicref> element contains both a key name in the @keys attribute and a reference to the same key in the @keyref attribute, or if a @keyref attribute points to a key that refers back to the referencing element.

To resolve this issue, change the target of the @keyref so the key is defined by pointing to a resource other than itself.

DOTJ070IInfoInvalid 'class' attribute '%1' for was found for element '<%2>'. The element will be processed as an unknown or non-DITA element.

When a @class attribute does not use the expected syntax, this usually indicates that @class has been explicitly set on a DITA element. The attribute should be removed from the document so that the expected default value can be automatically used.

If this is a non-DITA element, it needs to be placed inside a <foreign> element so that is not validated against DITA rules.

DOTJ071EErrorCannot find the specified DITAVAL '%1'.

Ensure that the DITAVAL file exists. If more than one DITAVAL file is specified, ensure that the paths are delimited using the file path separator character appropriate for your operating system (semicolon ‘;’ on Windows, or colon ‘:’ on macOS or Linux).

DOTJ072EErrorEmail link without correct 'format' attribute. Using 'format' attribute value 'email'. 
DOTJ073EErrorEmail link without correct 'scope' attribute. Using 'scope' attribute value 'external'. 
DOTJ074WWarningRev attribute cannot be used with prop filter.  
DOTX001WWarningNo string named '%1' was found for language '%2'. Using the default language '%3'. Add a mapping between default language and desired language for the string '%1'.This build uses generated text, such as the phrase "Related information" (which is generated above many link groups). The toolkit was unable to locate the string %1 for your specified language, so the string will appear in the default language. This generally indicates that the toolkit's strings need to be updated to support your language, or that your language setting is incorrect.
DOTX002WWarningThe title element or attribute in the ditamap is required for Eclipse output. The Eclipse help system requires a title in the project files generated from your map. Please add a title to your input map to get valid Eclipse help output.
DOTX003IInfoThe anchorref attribute should either reference another dita map or an Eclipse XML TOC file. The value '%1' does not appear to reference either. Eclipse uses anchor references to connect with other TOC files. For this to work in content generated from a DITA map, the anchorref element must reference either an existing Eclipse TOC XML file, or another DITA map (which will presumably also be converted to an Eclipse TOC).
DOTX004IInfoFound a navref element that does not reference anything. The navref element should either reference another dita map or an Eclipse XML file.Eclipse builds use DITA's <navref> element to pull in other Eclipse TOC files. The build found a <navref> element that does not reference any other file; the element will be ignored.
DOTX005EErrorUnable to find navigation title for reference to '%1'. The build will use '%1' as the title in the Eclipse Table of Contents.To remove this message, provide a navigation title for the referenced object in the map or topic, or ensure that you are referencing a valid local DITA target.
DOTX006EErrorUnknown file extension in href="%1". References to non-DITA resources should set the format attribute to match the resource (for example, 'txt', 'pdf', or 'html').Set the format attribute to identify the format of the file. If the reference is to a DITA document, ensure that the document uses a valid DITA extension (default supported extensions are "dita" and "xml").
DOTX007IInfoOnly DITA topics, HTML files, and images may be included in your compiled CHM file. The reference to "%1" will be ignored. To remove this message, you can set the toc="no" or processing-role="resource-only" attribute on your topicref.The HTML Help compiler will only include some types of information in the compiled CHM file; the current reference will not be included.
DOTX008EErrorFile '%1' does not exist or cannot be loaded. Ensure that the file exists and can be read. Note that the name of the file in this message may have be changed to use a standard dita topic file extension ('.dita' or '.xml'), instead of the original extension used by the file; it may also include a path to the temporary directory rather than to the original.
DOTX008WWarningFile '%1' cannot be loaded, and no navigation title is specified for the table of contents. To fix the table of contents, specify a navigation title in your map or ensure that the referenced file is local and can be accessed. Note that the name of the file in this message may have be changed to use a standard dita topic file extension ('.dita' or '.xml'), instead of the original extension used by the file; it may also include a path to the temporary directory rather than to the original.
DOTX009WWarningCould not retrieve a title from '%1'. Using '%2' instead. No title was found in the specified topic, so the table of contents will use the indicated fallback value for this topic.
DOTX010EErrorUnable to find target for conref="%1". The conref attribute must be a URI reference to an existing DITA element. Please see the topic on URI-based addressing in the DITA specification for details on the expected syntax. Note that the name of the file in this message may have be changed to use a standard dita topic file extension ('.dita' or '.xml'), instead of the original extension used by the file; it may also include a path to the temporary directory rather than to the original.

If the target element exists in your source file, check to make sure it is not filtered out of the build with a DITAVAL file (which will remove the target before conref processing runs).

DOTX011WWarningThere is more than one possible target for the reference conref="%1". Only the first will be used. Remove the duplicate id in the referenced file.When pulling content with a conref attribute, you may only pull from a single element, but the target ID appears twice in the referenced topic. Note that the name of the file in this message may have be changed to use a standard dita topic file extension ('.dita' or '.xml'), instead of the original extension used by the file; it may also include a path to the temporary directory rather than to the original.
DOTX012WWarningWhen you conref another topic or an item in another topic, the domains attribute of the target topic must be equal to or a subset of the current topic's domains attribute. Put your target under an appropriate domain. You can see the messages guide for more help.This message is deprecated and should no longer appear in any logs.
DOTX013EErrorA element with attribute conref="%1" indirectly includes itself, which results in an infinite loop. This may appear if (for example) you have a <ph> element that references another phrase, but that phrase itself contains a reference to the original. This will result in an infinite loop. The toolkit will stop following the conref trail when this is detected; you will need to correct the reference in your source files. Note that the name of the file in this message may have be changed to use a standard dita topic file extension ('.dita' or '.xml'), instead of the original extension used by the file; it may also include a path to the temporary directory rather than to the original.
DOTX014EErrorThe attribute conref="%1" uses invalid syntax. Conref references to a map element should contain '#' followed by an ID, such as mymap.ditamap#mytopicrefid.The conref attribute must be a URI reference to a DITA element. Please see the topic on URI-based addressing in the DITA specification for details on the expected syntax.
DOTX015EErrorThe attribute conref="%1" uses invalid syntax. The value should contain '#' followed by a topic or map ID, optionally followed by '/elemID' for a sub-topic element.The conref attribute must be a URI reference to a DITA element. Please see the topic on URI-based addressing in the DITA specification for details on the expected syntax. Note that the name of the file in this message may have be changed to use a standard dita topic file extension ('.dita' or '.xml'), instead of the original extension used by the file; it may also include a path to the temporary directory rather than to the original.
DOTX016WWarningA reference to "%2" appears to reference a DITA document, but the format attribute has inherited a value of "%1". The document will not be processed as DITA. This warning is intended to catch instances where a non-DITA format setting unexpectedly cascades to a DITA topic, which will prevent the topic from being processed. To remove this message, set the format attribute directly on the indicated reference. Note that the name of the file in this message may have be changed to use a standard dita topic file extension ('.dita' or '.xml'), instead of the original extension used by the file; it may also include a path to the temporary directory rather than to the original.
DOTX017EErrorFound a link or cross reference with an empty href attribute (href=""). Remove the empty href attribute or provide a value.Found a value such as <xref href="">link text</xref>. The empty href attribute is not serving a purpose and has caused problems with some tools in the past; you should remove the attribute entirely or specify a value.
DOTX018IInfoThe type attribute on a topicref was set to '%1', but the topicref references a more specific '%2' topic. Note that the type attribute cascades in maps, so the value '%1' may come from an ancestor topicref. The type attribute in DITA is intended to describe the type of the target; for example, a reference to a concept topic may use type="concept". Generally, this attribute is optional, and the DITA-OT build will automatically determine the value during processing. In this case, the type attribute lists a more general type than what is actually found. This is not an error but may result in unexpected sorting for links to this topic.
DOTX019WWarningThe type attribute on a topicref was set to '%1', but the topicref references a '%2' topic. This may cause your links to sort incorrectly in the output. Note that the type attribute cascades in maps, so the value '%1' may come from an ancestor topicref. The type attribute in DITA is intended to describe the type of the target; for example, a reference to a concept topic may use type="concept". Generally, this attribute is optional, and the DITA-OT build will automatically determine the value during processing. In this case, the specified type value does not match the target, which may cause your links to sort inappropriately.
DOTX020EErrorMissing navtitle attribute or element for peer topic "%1". References must provide a local navigation title when the target is not a local DITA resource.The DITA-OT is only able to dynamically retrieve titles when the target is a local (not peer or external) DITA resource.
DOTX021EErrorMissing navtitle attribute or element for non-DITA resource "%1". References must provide a local navigation title when the target is not a local DITA resource.The DITA-OT is only able to dynamically retrieve titles when the target is a local DITA resource.
DOTX022WWarningUnable to retrieve navtitle from target: '%1'. Using linktext (specified in topicmeta) as the navigation title. The build was unable to get a title from the referenced topic; instead, a navigation title will be created based on the specified <linktext> element inside of <topicmeta>.
DOTX023WWarningUnable to retrieve navtitle from target: '%1'. If the target is a local DITA topic, ensure the reference is correct and the topic is available. Otherwise, provide a navigation title, and ensure the scope and format attributes are set appropriately.
DOTX024EErrorMissing linktext and navtitle for peer topic "%1". References must provide a local navigation title when the target is not a local DITA resource.The DITA-OT is only able to dynamically retrieve titles and link text when the target is a local (not peer or external) DITA resource.
DOTX025EErrorMissing linktext and navtitle for non-DITA resource "%1". References must provide a local navigation title when the target is not a local DITA resource.The DITA-OT is only able to dynamically retrieve titles when the target is a local DITA resource.
DOTX026WWarningUnable to retrieve linktext from target: '%1'. Using navigation title as fallback. The referenc to this document did not specify any link text for generated map-based links; the navigation title will be used as fallback.
DOTX027WWarningUnable to retrieve linktext from target: '%1'. The referenced file did not specify any link text for generated map-based links, and no fallback text could be located. Any links generated from this reference will have incorrect link text.
DOTX028EErrorLink or cross reference must contain a valid href or keyref attribute; no link target is specified. The link or cross reference has no target specified and will not generate a link.
DOTX029IInfoThe type attribute on a %1 element was set to %3, but the reference is to a more specific %4 %2. This may cause your links to sort incorrectly in the output. The type attribute in DITA is intended to describe the type of the target; for example, a reference to a concept topic may use type="concept". Generally, this attribute is optional, and the DITA-OT build will automatically determine the value during processing. In this case, the type attribute lists a more general type than what is actually found. This is not an error but may result in unexpected sorting for links to this topic.
DOTX030WWarningThe type attribute on a %1 element was set to %3, but the reference is to a %4 %2. This may cause your links to sort incorrectly in the output. The type attribute in DITA is intended to describe the type of the target; for example, a reference to a concept topic may use type="concept". Generally, this attribute is optional, and the DITA-OT build will automatically determine the value during processing. In this case, the specified type value does not match the target, which may cause your links to sort inappropriately.
DOTX031EErrorThe file %1 is not available to resolve link information. The build attempted to access the specified file in order to retrive a title or short description, but the file could not be found. If the file exists, it is possible that a DITAVAL file was used to remove the file's contents from the build. Be aware that the path information above may not match the link in your topic.
DOTX032EErrorUnable to retrieve link text from target: '%1'. If the target is not accessible at build time, or does not have a title, provide the link text inside the reference.When a link or cross reference does not have content, the build will attempt to pull the target's title for use as link text. If the target is unavailable, be sure to set the scope attribute to an appropriate value. If the target does not have a title (such as when linking to a paragraph), be sure to provide link text inside the cross reference.
DOTX033EErrorUnable to generate link text for a cross reference to a list item: '%1' An <xref> element specifies type="li", which indicates a link to a list item, but the item number could not be determined to use as link text. Please specify link text inside the reference, or ensure that you are referencing an available list item.
DOTX034EErrorUnable to generate link text for a cross reference to an undered list item: '%1' The cross reference goes to a list item in an unordered list. The process could not automatically generate link text because the list item is not numbered. Please provide link text within the cross reference.
DOTX035EErrorUnable to generate the correct number for a cross reference to a footnote: '%1' An <xref> element specifies type="fn", which indicates a link to a footnote, but the footnote number could not be determined to use as link text. Please specify link text inside the reference, or ensure that you are referencing an available footnote.
DOTX036EErrorUnable to generate link text for a cross reference to a dlentry (the dlentry or term could not be found): '%1' An <xref> element specifies type="dlentry", which indicates a link to a definition list entry, but the term could not be located to use as link text. Please specify link text inside the reference, or ensure that you are referencing an available definition list entry
DOTX037WWarningNo title found for this document; using "***" in XHTML title bar. No title was found for the current document, so the HTML output file will set the <title> to "***". This value generally appears in the title bar at the top of a browser.
DOTX038IInfoThe longdescref attribute on tag '%1' will be ignored. Accessibility for object elements needs to be handled another way. The <object> element in HTML does not support using longdescref for accessibility. To make the object accessible, you may need to add text before or after the element. You may also be able to handle it with a <param> element inside the object.
DOTX039WWarningRequired cleanup area found. To remove this message and hide the content, build your content without using the DRAFT parameter.This message is generated when creating draft output in order to help you locate all topics that need to be cleaned up; the cleanup items will appear in your output with styling that makes it stand out. The content will be hidden when the draft parameter is not active.
DOTX040IInfoDraft comment area found. To remove this message and hide the comments, build your content without using the DRAFT parameter.This message is generated when creating draft output in order to help you locate all topics that have draft comments. Each comment will appear in your HTML output; the comments will be hidden when the draft parameter is not active.
DOTX041WWarningFound more than one title element in a %1 element. Using the first one for the %1's title. Because of the way XML and DITA are defined, it is generally not possible to prohibit adding a second title to a section during editing (or to force that title to come first). However, the DITA specification states that only one title should be used in a section. When multiple titles are found, only the first one will appear in the output.
DOTX042IInfoDITAVAL based flagging is not currently supported for inline phrases in XHTML; ignoring flag value on '%1' attribute. If it is important to flag this piece of information, try placing a flag on the block element that contains your phrase. If you just want to have an image next to the phrase, you may place an image directly into the document.
DOTX043IInfoThe link to '%1' may appear more than once in '%2'. The DITA-OT is able to remove duplicate links in most cases. However, if two links to the same resource use different attributes or link text, it is possible for them to appear together. For example, if the same link shows up with role="next" and again with no specified role, it may show up as both the "Next topic" link and as a related link. Note that links generated from a <reltable> in a DITA Map will have the role attribute set to "friend".
DOTX044EErrorThe area element in an image map does not specify a link target. Please add an xref element with a link target to the area element.The <area> element in an image map must provide a link target for the specified area. Please add an <xref> element as a child of <area> and ensure that it specifies a link target.
DOTX045WWarningThe area element in an image map should specify link text for greater accessibility. Link text should be specified directly when the target is not a local DITA resource.Cross reference text inside the <area> element is used to provide accessibility for screen readers that can identify different areas of an image map. If text cannot be retrieved automatically by referencing a DITA element, it should be specified directly in the cross reference.
DOTX046WWarningArea shape should be: default, rect, circle, poly, or blank (no value). The value '%1' is not recognized. The specified value was passed as-is through to the <area> element in the HTML.
DOTX047WWarningArea coordinates are blank. Coordinate points for the shape need to be specified. The area element is intended to define a region in an image map; coordinates must be specified in order to define that region.
DOTX048IInfoIn order to include peer or external topic '%1' in your help file, you may need to recompile the CHM file after making the file available. The build will not look for peer or external topics before compiling your CHM file, so they may not be included. If you are referencing an actual HTML file that will not be available, it cannot be included in the project, and you should set the toc attribute to "no" on your topicref element. Otherwise, check to be sure your HTML file was included in the CHM; if it was not, you will need to place it in the correct location with your other output files and recompile.
DOTX049IInfoReferences to non-dita files will be ignored by the PDF, ODT, and RTF output transforms. The PDF, ODT, and RTF output processes cannot automatically convert non-DITA content into DITA in order to merge it with the rest of your content. The referenced items are ignored.
DOTX050WWarningDefault id "org.sample.help.doc" is used for Eclipse plug-in. If you want to use your own plug-in id, please specify it using the id attribute on your map.Eclipse requires that an ID be specified when creating an Eclipse Help project; the toolkit expects to locate that ID on the root element of your input map.
DOTX052WWarningNo string named '%1' was found when creating generated text; using the value '%1' in your output file. The toolkit is attempting to add generated text, such as the string "Related information" that appears above links. The requested string could not be found in any language. Your output may contain a meaningful string, or it may contain a code that was intended to map to a string. This likely indicates an error in a plug-in or XSL override; either the string was requested incorrectly, or you will need to provide a mapping for the string in all of the languages you require.
DOTX053EErrorA element that references another map indirectly includes itself, which results in an infinite loop. The original map reference is to '%1'. This will occur if a map references another map, and then that second map (or another further nested map) references the original map. The result is an infinite nesting of maps; please correct the chain of map references to remove circular reference.
DOTX054WWarningConflict text style is applied on the current element based on DITAVAL flagging rules. Please check ditaval and dita source to make sure there is no style conflict on the element which needs to be flagged.This will occur when a DITAVAL file contains multiple styling rules that apply to the same element.
DOTX055WWarningCustomized stylesheet uses deprecated template "flagit". Conditional processing is no longer supported using this template. Please update your stylesheet to use template "start-flagit" instead of deprecated template "flagit".The "flagit" named template was deprecated in DITA-OT version 1.4, when the OASIS standard formalized the DITAVAL syntax. The template is removed in DITA-OT 1.6. Stylesheets that used this template need to be updated.
DOTX056WWarningThe file '%1' is not available to resolve link information. The build attempted to access the specified file in order to retrive a title or short description, but the file could not be found. If the file exists, it is possible that a DITAVAL file was used to remove the file's contents from the build. Another possibility is that the file is located outside of the scope of the main input directory, and was not available because the onlytopic.in.map parameter was specified. Be aware that the path information above may not match the link in your topic.
DOTX057WWarningThe link or cross reference target '%1' cannot be found, which may cause errors creating links or cross references in your output file. The link appears to use valid syntax to reference a DITA element, but that element cannot be found. Please verify that the element exists, and is not removed from the build by DITAVAL based filtering.
DOTX058WWarningNo glossary entry was found associated with key '%1' on %2 element. The build will try to determine the best display text and hover text for terms and abbreviations. Processing for terms, acronyms, or abbreviated forms will associate the key from the element's keyref attribute with a glossentry (glossary entry) topic. This message will appear if the key was defined, but was not associated with a glossentry topic. The process will try to use the best available fallback (usually the title of the referenced topic).
DOTX060WWarningKey '%1' was used in an abbreviated-form element, but the key is not associated with a glossary entry. Abbreviated-form should ONLY be used to reference to a glossary entry.Processing for abbreviated form elements will associate the key from the element's keyref attribute with a glossentry (glossary entry) topic. This message will appear if the key was defined, but was not associated with a glossentry topic. This element is only supported with keys that are associated with glossary topics; the element will not generate any output. Please correct the reference, or use a different element to reference your topic.
DOTX061WWarningID '%1' was used in topicref tag but did not reference a topic element. The href attribute on a topicref element should only reference topic level elements. According to the DITA Specification, references from maps should either go to DITA Maps, DITA Topics, or any non-DITA resource. References below the topic level should only be made from cross references (using <xref> or similar) inside of a topic. For details, see the href attribute description in the OASIS standard's definition of the topicref element.
DOTX062IInfoIt appears that this document uses constraints, but the conref processor cannot validate that the target of a conref is valid. To enable constraint checking, please upgrade to an XSLT 2.0 processor. 
DOTX063WWarningThe dita document '%1' is linked to from your content, but is not referenced by a topicref tag in the ditamap file. Include the topic in your map to avoid a broken link.This will appear when generating PDF or ODT output that includes a link to a local topic, but the referenced topic is not part of the map itself. This will result in a broken link. You should include the topic in your map or remove the link from the build.
DOTX064WWarningThe copy-to attribute [copy-to="%1"] uses the name of a file that already exists, so this attribute is ignored. The copy-to attribute is used to copy a topic over a document that already exists. Please make sure that any copy-to attributes use a unique name so that the copy will not overwrite existing content.
DOTX065WWarningTwo unique source files each specify copy-to="%2", which results in a collision. The value associated with href="%1" is ignored. Two different topics are copied to the same location using copy-to; as a result, one of these files would be over-written. Only the first instance of this copy-to value will be recognized. Please correct the use of copy-to attributes.
DOTX066WWarningTemplate "%1" is deprecated. Remove references to this template from your custom XSLT or plug-ins.This message indicates that your custom XSLT or plug-ins rely on templates that will be removed in an upcoming release. Typically this occurs when a named template has been converted to a mode template; any code that uses the deprecated template should be updated.
DOTX067EErrorNo string named '%1' was found for language '%2'. Add a mapping for the string '%1'.This PDF build uses generated text, such as the phrase "Related information" (which is generated above many link groups). The toolkit was unable to locate the string %1 for your specified language, so the string will appear in the default language. This generally indicates that the toolkit's strings need to be updated to support your language, or that your language setting is incorrect.
DOTX068WWarningA topicref element that references a map contains child topicref elements. Child topicref elements are ignored. 
DOTX069WWarningTemplate mode "%1" is deprecated. Remove references to this template mode from your custom XSLT or plug-ins. 
DOTX070WWarningTarget "%1" is deprecated. Remove references to this target from your custom Ant files. 
DOTX071EErrorConref range: Unable to find conref range end element with ID "%1".  
DOTX071WWarningParameter "%1" on template "%2" is deprecated. Use parameter "%3" instead. 
DOTX072IInfoIgnoring navtitle within topicgroup.  
DOTX073IInfoRemoving broken link to "%1".  
PDFJ001EErrorThe PDF indexing process could not find the proper sort location for '%1', so the term has been dropped from the index.  
PDFJ002EErrorThe build failed due to problems encountered when sorting the PDF index. Please address any messages located earlier in the log.The PDF index process relies on pre-defined letter headings when sorting terms. The specified term does not begin with a character that can be mapped to an existing heading. Typically this term would be placed in a "Special characters" group, but the current language did not specify such a group when setting up the index sort process.
PDFJ003IInfoIndex entry '%1' will be sorted under the "Special characters" heading. The PDF index process relies on pre-defined letter headings when sorting terms. The specified term does not begin with a character that can be mapped to an existing heading, so it has been placed under a heading for terms that begin with special characters such as punctuation. If this term should be sorted under a new or existing letter heading, please open an issue with DITA-OT to correct the sort.
PDFX001WWarningThere is an index term specified with start="%1", but there is no matching end for this term. Add an index term in a valid location with end="%1". 
PDFX002WWarningThere are multiple index terms specified with start="%1", but there is only one term to end this range, or the ranges for this term overlap. Ensure that each term with this start value has a matching end value, and that the specified ranges for this value do not overlap 
PDFX003WWarningThere are multiple index entries found to close the index range for "%1". Ensure that any index term with start="%1" has only one matching end term with end="%1". 
PDFX004FFatalA topic reference was found with href="". Please specify a target or remove the href attribute. 
PDFX005FFatalThe topic reference href="%1" could not be found. Please correct the reference, or set the scope or format attribute if the target is not a local DITA topic. 
PDFX007WWarningFound an index term with end="%1", but no starting term was found for this entry.  
PDFX008WWarningFont definition not found for the logical name or alias '%1'.  
PDFX009EErrorAttribute set reflection cannot handle XSLT element %1.  
PDFX011EErrorThe index term '%2' uses both an index-see element and %1 element. Convert the index-see element to index-see-also.Found an <index-see> element as a child of a term that also exists as a standalone index term, or as a term that also uses <index-see-also>. When using <index-see> with an index term, that term should not be used to create page references and should not reference additional terms. Treating the <index-see> as <index-see-also>.
PDFX012EErrorFound a table row with more entries than allowed.  
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