WebHelp including Markdown with html tags and symbols

csquires
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WebHelp including Markdown with html tags and symbols

Post by csquires » Fri Apr 10, 2020 4:12 am

Some of the content we add to our webhelp includes information written in Markdown by our development team. I include this content in my DITA map with format="markdown". Since, this content is constantly changing we have to use the "live" Markdown files, so converting them to HTML or DITA first is not an option. Some of the markdown includes symbols such as &pi; and html inline elements such as <sup>, for example:

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assuming a kernel of e<sup>i2&pi;ft</sup>, where `f` is frequency,
This is allowed in Markdown, and shows up in the HTML viewer fine, but the DITA viewer and the transform show does not recognize the symbol or the superscript and the transform outputs them as text. Does OxygenXML support use of inline html and symbols in markdown in the DITA transforms? And if so am I not doing something correctly? I'm using OxygenXML 20.1

Thanks,
Carolyn

Radu
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Re: WebHelp including Markdown with html tags and symbols

Post by Radu » Fri Apr 10, 2020 8:33 am

Hi Carolyn,

Can you maybe try to download and try an Oxygen 22.0 installation kit? It comes with a newer publishing engine and from what I tested it seems to work find with your constructs (sup, sub and that entity reference).

Regards,
Radu
Radu Coravu
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