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Subject [issues] New comment: (FOR-162) Add ability to generate Eclipse Help Plug-in compliant sites
Date Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 GMT
The following comment has been added to this issue:

     Author: Ross Gardler
    Created: Fri, 30 Jul 2004 12:25 PM
       Body:
I have a similar need in that I need to create Learning Objects from Forrest sites. This means
that I need a page without the navigation etc.

I am working on this at the moment. So you can expect this soon.

I do not know anything of the Eclipse Help format. If someone can write this XSL to create
the Eclipse TOC file we could put it togeter with my solution for 1 above and we would be
done (I think).

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        Key: FOR-162
    Summary: Add ability to generate Eclipse Help Plug-in compliant sites
       Type: New Feature

     Status: Unassigned
   Priority: Major

    Project: Forrest
  Component: None
    Fix For: 0.7
   Versions:
             HEAD

   Assignee: 
   Reporter: Geoff Longman

    Created: Fri, 4 Jun 2004 3:18 PM
    Updated: Fri, 30 Jul 2004 9:28 AM
Environment: ALL

Description:
It would be nice to be able to generate a site that can be embedded into an Eclipse help plugin.

The criteria would be as such:

1. Generate more compact html. i.e. with less header info. The Eclipse help center is typically
sized small on a user's screen and the less cruft the better. The workaround decribed in #2
below can get around this with the current way things are generated, but its kludgey.

2. Generate html that does not contain the menus as Eclipse uses an xml files called a toc
file to generate its own menus. A current workaround is to generate the site using a modified
the forrest-css skin. The css is modified to hide the menus and compress the header portion
of the page. Although you have to specify a 1px image in skinconf.xml for the mandatory project
logo in order for this to work.

3. Generate an Eclipse toc file that is basically a transformation of the site.xml.

Note - I have been using forrest fo exactly 1 day so buyer beware.

Reference material:

A link to a page decribing the format of the Eclipse toc file:

http://help.eclipse.org/help21/topic/org.eclipse.platform.doc.isv/guide/help_plugin_toc.htm

P.S. I left the priority for this issue at it default setting for no particular reason.

Geoff


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