The partition leaf list

The partition leaf list reflects the leaf group structure and the leaf status for each leaf in the selected phase. In an update phase, a change in the status of each leaf means that one of the following events has occurred: the leaf content has been altered, manually included, or automatically included in the release. In the TopLeaf workstation, the icons associated with each leaf in the leaf list represent one, or a combination of the following leaf properties:

Icon Meaning

The leaf marks the start of a leaf group or leaf section.

The content of the leaf is neither changed or marked for inclusion in the current release.

The content of the leaf has been modified.

The output pages associated with the leaf have changed.

The leaf has been manually included in the release.

The leaf has been manually included in the release. It will be included even if the associated output pages remain unchanged.

The leaf has been conditionally or automatically included in the release by the composition engine.

The leaf belongs to a leaf group that has been renumbered.

When the partition is published, TopLeaf reallocates the document content to a new set of leaves. This reallocation is a consequence of changes to leaf content, or manual, conditional, or automatic leaf inclusions. Note that if you have enabled output page comparison, a change to the status of a leaf in an update phase does not necessarily mean the leaf will be regarded as changed when the phase is published.

In a published phase, the leaf list displays the published leaf set and specifically, which leaves have been replaced or added. The icons associated with each leaf represent the following:

Icon Meaning

The leaf marks the start of a leaf group or leaf section.

The leaf content and associated output pages are unchanged.

The leaf was changed or added to the partition leaf set.

The leaf status for an updated or published leaf can be inspected by selecting an individual leaf and right clicking the leaf icon to open the leaf properties dialog. Alternatively, you can use the TopLeaf API to export the partition leaf list as an <tl:leaf.list> XML document.