Re: plug-in HTML solutions

Subject: Re: plug-in HTML solutions
From: Janet Swisher <jmswisher -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Crimmin, Peter" <Peter -dot- Crimmin -at- nuance -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 9 Sep 2009 12:54:12 -0500

On Wed, Sep 9, 2009 at 8:57 AM, Crimmin, Peter <Peter -dot- Crimmin -at- nuance -dot- com> wrote:
> Request for ideas. I'm looking for a low-budget delivery mechanism that
> enables the following:
> *       HTML documentation per product. For example, 3 trees of HTML
> information for 3 products.
> *       Plug-able trees. For example, each tree installed separately,
> but accessible as one HTML system.
> *       One Table of Contents. For example, opening help gives a ToC for
> whichever products are installed.
> I can do this with Eclipse Standalone Help. It's plug-able, but it has
> downsides.
> Here's the problem: I use FrameMaker=>WebWorks to produce HTML help for
> products that release on separate schedules. WebWorks builds a single,
> monolithic help system. You cannot re-generate/install a single branch.
> The solution must be free, or very inexpensive.

You might consider Mif2Go ( It's
not free, but it's much cheaper than many HATs. I haven't used the
tool per se, but I've looked at the design report for the web-based
HTML that it generates (, and I'm
pretty sure it can do what you want.

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