Re: Query: Integrating RoboHelp WebHelp in PHP-MySQL environment

Subject: Re: Query: Integrating RoboHelp WebHelp in PHP-MySQL environment
From: "Poornima Padmanabhan" <nimapaddy -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Edgar D' Souza" <edgar -dot- b -dot- dsouza -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2007 12:11:19 -0700

Edgar,
Thanks for the explanation about the static HTMLs and dynamically-generated
code - this clarified the concept for me as well!

It's a relief to know that there shouldn't be any compatibility issues.
Daigle's article will certainly help.
Best,
Poornima

On 3/19/07, Edgar D' Souza <edgar -dot- b -dot- dsouza -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
>
> Poornima:
> a) I've only done WebHelp in RH X5. Not even seen 6.
> b) Integrating WebHelp into a browser-based app (a.k.a. web app) is
> usually independent of the scripting language used on the server. That
> could be ASP, ASP.NET, PHP (as in your case), Ruby or whatever.
>
> Your help links (with calls to RH_ShowHelp() as explained in the
> article linked to below) will mostly be part of the static HTML part
> of the page, not the part which is dynamically generated by the PHP
> code. Hence, your developers will need to edit their HTML template
> files (if they're using that method) or the PHP files themselves (if
> doing inline HTML and PHP code) to include the [SCRIPT] reference to
> RoboHelp_CSH.js once in each page, and multiple Javascript calls to
> RH_ShowHelp in HREFs for all your help links.
>
> John Daigle's article at
> http://www.adobe.com/devnet/robohelp/articles/context_help.html should
> clear your doubts completely. He has step-by-step instructions for
> practically everything except writing the help content :-)
>
> HTH
> Ed.
> On 3/19/07, Poornima Padmanabhan <nimapaddy -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> > Hello all,
> > I am looking for pointers on integrating context-sensitive WebHelp with
> a
> > PHP web application. The Help system is created/compiled with RoboHelp
> X6.
> >
> > >From a documenter's perspective, would I create map IDs just as with
> other
> > applications (say, Java) and hand over to the development team? Are
> there
> > more inputs I need to be giving the development team? I'd also like to
> know
> > (both from a documentation and development standpoint) whether there are
> any
> > specific compatibility issues to be considered.
> >
> > If anyone has integrated WebHelp in a PHP-MySQL environment, I'd love to
> > hear experiences/issues-faced/tips.
> >
> > Thank you!
> > ~Poornima
> > ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> >
> > Create HTML or Microsoft Word content and convert to Help file formats
> or
> > printed documentation. Features include single source authoring, team
> authoring,
> > Web-based technology, and PDF output.
> http://www.DocToHelp.com/TechwrlList
> >
> > Now shipping: Help &amp; Manual 4 with RoboHelp(r) import! New editor,
> > full Unicode support. Create help files, web-based help and PDF in up
> > to 106 languages with Help &amp; Manual: http://www.helpandmanual.com
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Create HTML or Microsoft Word content and convert to Help file formats or
printed documentation. Features include single source authoring, team authoring,
Web-based technology, and PDF output. http://www.DocToHelp.com/TechwrlList

Now shipping: Help &amp; Manual 4 with RoboHelp(r) import! New editor,
full Unicode support. Create help files, web-based help and PDF in up
to 106 languages with Help &amp; Manual: http://www.helpandmanual.com

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References:
Query: Integrating RoboHelp WebHelp in PHP-MySQL environment: From: Poornima Padmanabhan
Re: Query: Integrating RoboHelp WebHelp in PHP-MySQL environment: From: Edgar D' Souza

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