[oXygen-user] Toolkit Plugin-Contributed Author CSS Style Sheets

Radu Coravu
Thu May 28 00:10:43 CDT 2009

Hi Eliot,

The default CSS stylesheets which are used to render DITA in Oxygen 
reside in the "OXYGEN_INSTALL_DIR/frameworks/dita/css_classed/" 
directory, the main stylesheet being the "dita.css" file.
Your plugin can contribute with a folder structure which when copied in 
Oxygen can overwrite the "dita.css" with your own CSS and even add more 
stylesheets to the "css_classed" directory.

There is another possibility: your plugin can contribute a modified 
"dita.framework" file in "OXYGEN_INSTALL_DIR/frameworks/dita" which 
specifies as a CSS stylesheet the path to your own customized CSS.
You can modify the "dita.framework" in your Oxygen installation by 
editing the "DITA" document type with the "Developer" role and then 
distribute it.


Radu Coravu <oXygen/> XML Editor, Schema Editor and XSLT Editor/Debugger

Eliot Kimber wrote:
> I may have asked this before I don't remember doing so:
> What would it take to enable Open Toolkit plugins to *automatically*
> contribute Author CSS style sheets?
> I have developed a basic use pattern where I deploy Toolkit plugins for my
> specializations to the Toolkit installed under Oxygen. This makes all the
> DTDs for my specializations immediately available to Oxygen, which is about
> as convenient as it's possible for the system to be, given that all the
> default DITA stuff just works.
> But I would also like to be able to contribute Author-mode CSS style sheets
> using the same plugins so that I don't have to manage two different
> deployment and packaging actions.
> It would be nice, for example, to be able to distribute a Zip with Toolkit
> plugins that when others install them under Oxygen, all the Oxygen-specific
> stuff just works, at least CSS style sheets.
> Thanks,
> Eliot
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