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From Kim Haase <Camilla.Ha...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: Bad CSS link in generated 10.3 documentation
Date Mon, 01 Oct 2007 19:48:23 GMT
I think some piece of lore known to earlier release engineers got lost. 
To remove the absolute path from the stylesheet name, you need to add an 
empty definition of args.csspath to the docs.properties file:


I learned about this by looking at the Apache Derby docs, but that must 
have been at 10.1, since the more recent releases both have the absolute 
path. If the docs.properties file is part of the Derby doc source, maybe 
this edit should be checked into the source tree (and we'd need a JIRA 
issue to do that, I guess). If it isn't, then someone should probably 
add an instruction to the "Creating output" section of 

The second problem -- the absence of the .css files -- is trickier. I 
have been looking through the DITA toolkit files, but I can't figure it 
out. I thought the three .css files that are in the top-level DITA 
toolkit directory used to be copied into the output directory for each 
manual. But as best I can tell, they're not there for any of the 
releases. I am not sure they would do much good, though, because not all 
the classes specified in the HTML output appear in these files. For 
instance, "codeph" does not.

Why Safari on the Mac behaves this way is a question that may be beyond 
our power to figure out. (I just installed Safari 3 Beta on my Windows 
XP system and was able to see the codeph text just fine.) I thought 
browsers generally ignored any attributes they couldn't understand, so 
the absence of the stylesheets would just cause the browser to use its 
default display behavior.


Rick Hillegas wrote:
> Thanks for the additional research and for moving this conversation over 
> to derby-dev, Bryan. I hope that our documentation experts can help us 
> understand this behavior and let us know what the correct behavior 
> should be.
> Regards,
> -Rick
> Bryan Pendleton wrote:
>> I'm moving this discussion over from the derby-user list, as it
>> looks like a problem that originated during the documentation build
>> for the 10.3 docs.
>> If you look at the generated 10.3 HTML pages, such as:
>> http://db.apache.org/derby/docs/10.3/tuning/ttundepth34375.html
>> and look in the page source, you'll see:
>> <link 
>> href="/export/home/rh161140/derby/docs/10.3/out/tuningtemp/commonltr.css" 
>> type="text/css" rel="stylesheet" />
>> That CSS reference is to a file system path name, when it should be to
>> some sort of relative URL that resolves to a CSS file on
>> http://db.apache.org
>> Is this already a known, logged problem? Or should I log a new JIRA?
>> Note that the 10.2 docs are similar; they contain:
>> <link 
>> href="/export/home/rh161140/derby/docs/10.2/out/tuningtemp/commonltr.css" 
>> type="text/css" rel="stylesheet" />
>> The 10.1 docs, however, contain:
>> <link href="commonltr.css" type="text/css" rel="stylesheet" />
>> But even though that resolves to a more reasonable CSS link:
>> http://db.apache.org/derby/docs/10.1/tuning/commonltr.css
>> That CSS URL still does not seem to reference an actual stylesheet.
>> thanks,
>> bryan
>> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> Subject:
>> Re: DevGuide: glitch in generation?
>> From:
>> Thomas Kellerer <spam_eater@gmx.net>
>> Date:
>> Mon, 01 Oct 2007 15:23:11 +0200
>> To:
>> derby-user@db.apache.org
>> To:
>> derby-user@db.apache.org
>> caston first, 30.09.2007 14:40:
>>> I am reading the HTML PAGES dev guide, and every time
>>> there is a reference to an actual code item in-line
>>> with text (in Courier font), it is an obfuscated
>>> (meaningless) word, viz.:
>>> This base text (as a result of a copy operation):
>>> The standard way to obtain a Connection object is to
>>> call the method DriverManager.getConnection, which
>>> takes a String
>>> appears in Safari (Mac OS X, 10.4.10) as in the
>>> attached image.  In fact, I didn't know the text would
>>> paste correctly when I started this note!  Hmmm...
>> The HTML coce seems to be correct:
>> <p>The standard way to obtain a <samp 
>> class="codeph"><em>Connection</em></samp> object
>> is to call the method <samp 
>> class="codeph"><em>DriverManager.getConnection</em></samp>
>> But I have noticed that the reference to the css in the header is 
>> incorrect:
>> <link 
>> href="/export/home/rh161140/derby/docs/10.3/out/devguidetemp/commonltr.css" 
>> type="text/css" rel="stylesheet" />
>> this is taken from the 10.3 distribution archive.
>> As no css files are part of the distribution, the reference does not 
>> make sense (a relative path would make sense if the css files were 
>> included in the archive).
>> But maybe on your computere the referenced .css file does indeed exist 
>> and defines a font which causes the garbled output.
>> Thomas

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