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Re: [JAVAHELP] Using databases with JavaHelp

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This application was using jh 1.x. I don't know if anything changed in
2.0 to prohibit the same function. If things work the same (or better
:->) in 2.0, I don't see why the idea of having a servlet generate the
dynamic portion of the help wouldn't work for both swing and web. Yeah,
it would mean having to ship a web server along with your application if
the user doesn't already have one.
Depending on the size of your application, tomcat is only 8M. (bad if
you have a 1M application, ok if your app was bigger, like 30M). I
imagine there are servlet engines that have smaller install footprints.

Wayne Christian
Sr. Staff Software Engineer
Genesys Telecommunications Labs
2100 Gateway Centre Blvd. Suite 300
Morrisville, NC 27560
Office: (919) 466-6151
Fax: (919) 466-6157
EMail: mailto:wac@genesyslab.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Wayne A Christian [mailto:wac@GENESYSLAB.COM]
Sent: Wednesday, September 24, 2003 4:47 PM
To: JAVAHELP-INTEREST@JAVA.SUN.COM
Subject: Re: [JAVAHELP] Using databases with JavaHelp

I beg to differ.

I just tested this by taking our swing application and extracting all
the help context into a directory structure outside the jar (and deleted
all the help content in the jar). I added links to google and yahoo and
they came up fine.
I think the servlet thing is doable as long as the generated HTML is
something that the helpengine can handle. External links work fine in
swing.

Wayne Christian
Sr. Staff Software Engineer
Genesys Telecommunications Labs
2100 Gateway Centre Blvd. Suite 300
Morrisville, NC 27560
Office: (919) 466-6151
Fax: (919) 466-6157
EMail: mailto:wac@genesyslab.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Roger Brinkley [mailto:Roger.Brinkley@SUN.COM]
Sent: Wednesday, September 24, 2003 4:32 PM
To: JAVAHELP-INTEREST@JAVA.SUN.COM
Subject: Re: [JAVAHELP] Using databases with JavaHelp

Tryon, Jason P. wrote:
> That's basically what I'm after, now I just have to figure out how.

Doesn't work the Swing side though. I think what you need is something
that will work on both Swing and web based applications. Let me put on
my thinking cap and see what I can come up with.

Binky

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Roger Brinkley

Wayne A Christian wrote:
> This application was using jh 1.x. I don't know if anything changed in
> 2.0 to prohibit the same function. If things work the same (or better
> :->) in 2.0, I don't see why the idea of having a servlet generate the
> dynamic portion of the help wouldn't work for both swing and web. Yeah,
> it would mean having to ship a web server along with your application if
> the user doesn't already have one.
> Depending on the size of your application, tomcat is only 8M. (bad if
> you have a 1M application, ok if your app was bigger, like 30M). I
> imagine there are servlet engines that have smaller install footprints.

Ok, it would work.

Binky

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