Generating with content on a remote server

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Generating with content on a remote server

Wed Dec 07, 2011 7:48 pm

Hi, I'm back with another potentially silly question.

Up until now all of the source files have been located on a local PC. Of course that is not really a great idea as there is no backup strategy in place. So I have been told to move the source files to a network location. Okie dokie I thought, how hard can that be...
Now when I try to generate, it fails. Oxygen knows where the files are..I mean I can open them through the project and/or the map and it is using the files on the server. The Dita OT toolkit and oxygen are installed locally on a PC and the files are held remotely on a server. When it tries to build it throws the following exception for the files Please correct the input base on the exception message.:C:\cepfrmt11\itsource\tacs\Development\OnLineHelp\ cepfrmt11 is the name of the server where the source is held, but it is not the c drive.

I assume that there is something that I need to modify to get it to work. I tried searching the Intenet but I don't think I really know what I'm looking for. Any help that you can provide would be appreciated.
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Re: Generating with content on a remote server

Thu Dec 08, 2011 12:50 pm

Hi Natasha,

The DITA Open Toolkit was designed to work with only local resources.
So it does not handle well at all remote references (to mapped network drives or Webdav or FTP servers, so on).

In Oxygen 13.1 we added support for using the bundled DITA OT to publish remote DITA content, this meaning that transparent to you Oxygen brings the resources to the local temporary files directory in order to feed the DITA OT with only local references.
So if you would be using Oxygen 13.1 you can edit the transformation scenario in order to set custom local file paths to the base, output and temporary directories and then the transformation should work.

Radu Coravu
<oXygen/> XML Editor

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