Changes to Author-it XML, Release 6

Author-it XML Format for Translation

The following changes were made to Author-it XML in the 6 release:

Note: Items marked with T will appear in the translation XML but are not translatable content.

The Variable element contains two new elements:

  • DisplayName (string)
  • Multiselect (boolean)


The p element (child of Topic/Text) contains two new optional attributes:

  • pid (integer) contains the Xtend TextFragmentID of the paragraph.
  • nid (integer) contains the Xtend TextBlockID of the paragraph.


The Topic element contains updated HelpContextID. The type has changed from integer to string to allow for larger integers. The field now supports 50 numeric characters.