DITA Webhelp search and namespace prefixes

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DITA Webhelp search and namespace prefixes

Post by chiefmechanic » Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:19 am

Hi - If I have a namespace prefixed element name in my DITA, it appears that the search functionality within the webhelp output cannot match on that element name.

For example "... blah blah xsl:text blah blah ..."

If I search for "xsl:text" (without quotes) the search comes up empty. If I search "xsl", I get a hit, and "text" also hits. I assume the search feature is tripping up on the colon.

Is this a known limitation? Working as intended? Or is there something I could do on my end to enable this type of search?


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Re: DITA Webhelp search and namespace prefixes

Post by Radu » Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:46 pm


The Indexer which generated the search keywords tries to split the phrases into words based on punctuation characters like ":", ".", etc.
Unfortunately there is no parameter which can be used to control this.
We'll try to see if we can accommodate your request in a future version of Oxygen.

Radu Coravu
<oXygen/> XML Editor

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