Topic References outside the main DITA Map folder

Referencing to a DITA topic, map or to a binary resource (for example: image) which is located outside of the folder where the main DITA Map is located usually leads to problems when publishing the content using the DITA Open Toolkit. The DITA OT does not handle well links to topics which are outside the directory where the published DITA Map is found. By default it does not even copy the referenced topics to the output directory.

You have the following options:
  1. Create another DITA Map which is located in a folder path above all referenced folders and reference from it the original DITA Map. Then transform this DITA Map instead.
  2. Edit the transformation scenario and in the Parameters tab edit the parameter. This parameter is used to specify whether the application tries to fix up such references in a temporary files folder before the DITA Open Toolkit is invoked on the fixed references. The fix up has no impact on your edited DITA content. Only "false" and "true" are valid values. The default value is false.