Re: RH: Conditional Build Tags and Role Security

Subject: Re: RH: Conditional Build Tags and Role Security
From: Rick Stone <rstone75 -at- kc -dot- rr -dot- com>
To: Kelly Lucey <kelly -dot- lucey -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2008 13:53:47 -0600

Hi Kelly

Unless you are creating multiple output types from the single source,
Conditional tagging will not assist in linking to user roles. From what
you have posted, it would seem you are looking for an ability to rather
dynamically define the help at the time the user views it. Conditional
Tagging only aids in defining what is included in your output.

For user security roles, you would probably be well served to
investigate merged WebHelp. Using merged WebHelp, you could then have
security applied to different components in the merge and control things
that way. Fellow Adobe Community Expert Peter Grainge has some really
good information on Merged WebHelp on his site at the link below:

Best of luck to you... Rick :)

Kelly Lucey wrote:
> I am a RoboHelp novice and a new "Technical Writer". There is no framework
> here for me creating content for an online help system for a new web-based
> application created in .net.
> I have RoboHelp 7 and am researching the use of Conditional Build Tags. It
> seems that for the 6 companies that we are deploying this application to, I
> may be able to generate Online Help for all 6 companies (single source of
> content) and use conditional build tags to specify what companies see what
> content.
> What I am wondering is how the conditional build tags can link to user roles
> and security in the data model. Can the developers of the application use
> the conditional build tags to be able to link the appropriate content to the
> appropriate user? The app will have its own URL for each company.
> I'm so new I am not sure how to ask the question, but I know I need a
> solution to building a framework for page-level help that is being deployed
> in a web application that is configurable based on the company.
> Clear as mud? Help!

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