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Questions about active help [message #589098] Sat, 27 October 2007 10:37
Pierre Candela is currently offline Pierre Candela
Messages: 23
Registered: July 2009
Junior Member
Hi,
1) can you confirm that the following step:

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This script reference should be placed in the HEAD section of your HTML:
<script language="JavaScript"
src="PLUGINS_ROOT/org.eclipse.help/livehelp.js> </script>
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mentioned in the "Platform Plug-in Developer Guide > Programmer's Guide
> User assistance support > Help > Help content > Active help >
Invoking the action from HTML" topic is no longer necessary as of
Eclipse 3.3, as

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<script language="JavaScript"
src="../content/PLUGINS_ROOT/org.eclipse.help/livehelp.js"> </script>
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seems to be automatically inserted by the help system in every topic.

2) some html files in the org.eclipse.platform.doc.isv plugin (maybe
other plugins as well) already have livehelp.js script elements,
inserted "manually".
ex: Platform Plug-in Developer Guide > Programmer's Guide > User
assistance support > Help > Help content > Active help"
Why is there a difference in the src attribute syntax of the script element?
manual: src="PLUGINS_ROOT/org.eclipse.help/livehelp.js"
automatic: src="../content/PLUGINS_ROOT/org.eclipse.help/livehelp.js"

3) can you confirm that active help is neither supported by the
infocenter nor the standalone help?

"Platform Plug-in Developer Guide > Programmer's Guide > User assistance
support > Help > Configuration/setup > Infocenter"
says:
"All features of help system except context help, active help, command
support, and the help view are supported."

"Platform Plug-in Developer Guide > Programmer's Guide > User assistance
support > Help > Configuration/setup > Standalone help"
says:
"The stand-alone help system has all the features of the integrated help
system, except workbench-integrated context help, the help view, and
active help."

However, "Platform Plug-in Developer Guide > Programmer's Guide > User
assistance support > Help > Configuration/setup > Product customization"
only says:
"Allows enabling and disabling execution of active help. The option has
no effect in the infocenter setup, where active help is disabled."

Hence, my hesitation.

NB: I'm using Eclipse 3.3.1.

Thanks for your help,
Pierre
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