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help migrating HTML Help XSL from 5.3 to 6.0

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help migrating HTML Help XSL from 5.3 to 6.0

Has anyone done this?

Using the 5.3 XSL stylesheet originally exported from a 5.3 .style file but
then forked and modified independently from the .style, I am getting an
11KB .chm file that opens but has no apparent content. The left-hand TOC
pane is empty. The right-hand content pane displays "The page cannot be
displayed" error. The final two lines of the error page say:
Cannot find server or DNS error
Internet Explorer

Viewing source I see the meta/title is: Cannot find server

I have re-exported a working 6.0 .style file (upgraded from the 5.3 .style)
to htmlhelp XSL but that stylesheet fails in the same way as noted above.

I am able to make a .chm using a generic 6.0 Styler session and an
axdocbook XML instance against both an axdocbook .style and an .xsl
exported from the .style so I do have properly wired up HTML Help at that
level.

(For some reason I can't get File > Publish > For HTML Help to appear. I
have been issuing "composehtmlhelp" from the command line after setting
peservices=off. I do not think this is related to the empty .chm problem
but who knows? FWIW: I have verified that my .dcf has <compose<br/>type="htmlhelp"></compose> in it.)

Interesting, I just ran my non-axdocbook XML against the exported axdocbook
.xsl stylesheet and got output. Weird. Maybe I'll see if I can just cut and
paste my relevant templates into a copy of the axdocbook stylesheet and
tune up the output which, of course, is not complete or correct using the
axdocbook stylesheet.

Any thoughts welcome.

--
Paul Nagai
1 REPLY 1

I'm pretty sure there are enough underlying changes to HTML Help
composition between 5.3 m110 and 6.0 m010 that IF I continue to use an XSL
to produce HTML Help output, I'm going to be better off deleting all HTML
Help source edits and re-exporting a new XSL stylesheet. I will need to
look into whether I can produce the HTML Help output without having to
export a stylesheet (or whether I should do some Styler HTML Help coding
before exporting an XSL).

Refactoring is not a bad thing ...


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