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RE: [JAVAHELP] Two beginner's questions

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Anonymous

Hi!

My first question is: since you use JDeveloper, have you considered
using Oracle Help for Java (OHJ)? It's free, and I think it works better
and has better support than JavaHelp:

http://www.oracle.com/technology/software/tech/java/help/htdocs/utilsoft
.html

The discussion forum is at

http://forums.oracle.com/forums/forum.jspa?forumID=17

You might try asking your question at either the Oracle JDeveloper forum
or the Oracle Help Technologies forum. If the answer isn't there
already, the Oracle people will give you good answers.

I suggest that you want to put the help in a separate project, but
again, the JDev team may be able to help you better on that.

I think you can put all the help in a single jar. If you jump to another
topic, JavaHelp can extract the HTML on the fly from the jar file and
display it. OHJ can certainly do this.

I have used OHJ before, and I use OHW (Oracle Help for the Web) now. I
like them both, and our engineers are certainly happy with OHW. You can
convert easily from JavaHelp to OHJ, since they both use the idea of XML
map files and control files.

If you don't go that route, I still suggest you use the Oracle
Technology Network forums. The JDeveloper engineers and product managers
check in to them frequently to answer questions.

If you really get stuck, send me e-mail offline and I might be able to
give you some additional contacts.

Joe Malin
Technical Writer
(408)625-1623
jmalin@tuvox.com
www.tuvox.com
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Subject: [JAVAHELP] Two beginner's questions

I have a few beginer's questions concening JavaHelp. We have a j2ee
application using struts, consisting of 2 projects - model and
viewController (we use JDeveloper). I dowloaded latest version of
JavaHelp and managed to run serverhelp example (swing doesn't interests
us). First question:

- Where to put the help files? Into separate project or somewhere inside
viewController ? I must define path to *.hs file " helpSetName="path/ourHelp.hs"/> If I use
separate project, does the relative path to .hs which works in
JDeveloper, stay the same after deploying on various AS (Oracle, Tomcat)
? Will I find .hs file after deploy? Or is better to have the whole help
put in some unchanging subdirectory in ViewController ?

- Is it possible (I guess that with swing displying it is) to have the
whole help put in single jar library? I guess no. If I have topics from
some static html pages and want to jump from one to another by clicking
on link, the destination page (topic) must aleready been extracted
somewhere. Am I right ?
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