eclipse help browser

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jshiggins
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eclipse help browser

Post by jshiggins » Wed Jan 03, 2007 5:28 am

Hi,
I have begun experimenting with the Eclipse Platform
as a framework for an application I'm hoping to develop.

In my experiments I have noticed unacceptable behavior
concerning the Help Contents system. The behavior can
be seen by opening Help Contents and then oXygen User
Manual for Eclipse. If I now click on the link in the second
paragraph to http://www.apache.org, the Help Contents
browser is replaced with a browser control that has no
way to get back to the Help Contents. I have to close the
window and reopen Help Contents to get back to the
oXygen User Manual.

I know this is a problem with the Eclipse Platform, and
not specific to oXygen XML Editor ( it seems to happen
with any external link in any of the eclipse help contents)
but I wonder if this behavior has been noticed here, and more
specifically if any one here has devised any work-arounds
for this?

Thanks,
Jeff Higgins

jshiggins
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Post by jshiggins » Wed Jan 03, 2007 3:12 pm

After some more experimenting I have found
a cause for the undesirable behavior - but not
a cure.

It seems that links with target attributes cause the
Help Contents window to redisplay with no controls.

So that if I replace the link in your index.html file:
<a href="http://www.apache.org" target="_top">http://www.apache.org</a>
with:
<a href="http://www.apache.org" >http://www.apache.org</a>
the page is displayed correctly in the Help Contents pane.

Thanks,
Jeff Higgins

sorin_ristache
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Re: eclipse help browser

Post by sorin_ristache » Wed Jan 03, 2007 5:41 pm

Hello,
jshiggins wrote:If I now click on the link in the second
paragraph to http://www.apache.org, the Help Contents
browser is replaced with a browser control that has no
way to get back to the Help Contents. I have to close the
window and reopen Help Contents to get back to the
oXygen User Manual.
You can get back by right clicking in the help browser page and selecting Back on the popup menu.


Regards,
Sorin

jshiggins
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Post by jshiggins » Wed Jan 03, 2007 6:04 pm

Great! Thank you, Sorin

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