Styling with CSS Hovertext in html output

eloralon
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Styling with CSS Hovertext in html output

Post by eloralon » Wed Jun 19, 2013 11:20 pm

Hello,

I am now able to show the hovertext with the help of oXygen XML support team.

I need to style the hovertext for instance change the background color of the text box from yellow to some different color, adjust the text indentation and padding as well as change the box border properties...

Would you please show me how/where to make the changes for the above properties?

Thanks

sorin_ristache
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Re: Styling with CSS Hovertext in html output

Post by sorin_ristache » Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:05 am

Hi,

The tooltip appearance is browser dependent. For example in Firefox I have a gray background on the hover text, not yellow. You can however set the text in a different attribute, for example data-title, and set the hover style on that attribute. You can find some details here.


Regards,
Sorin

eloralon
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Re: Styling with CSS Hovertext in html output

Post by eloralon » Thu Jun 20, 2013 5:53 pm

Thanks Sorin,

Can you provide a simple example of what you meant in the context of oXygen XML. I have read the reference thread you pointed out in your reply.

Where can I make a change inside the oXygen provided CSS or XSLT to get to style the text like the one you mentioned (data-title).

Thanks

sorin_ristache
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Re: Styling with CSS Hovertext in html output

Post by sorin_ristache » Fri Jun 21, 2013 4:47 pm

Hi,

You can add your CSS customizations for the hover popup style to the CSS file [Oxygen-install-dir]\frameworks\dita\DITA-OT\plugins\com.oxygenxml.webhelp\oxygen-webhelp\resources\css\webhelp_topic.css which is included in every HTML output file of the DITA Webhelp transformation or you can create your own CSS file and set it in the args.css parameter of the DITA Webhelp transformation.

If you want to go the way of adding an attribute data-title to the <a> element corresponding to a glossary term then you have to add this attribute by modifying the template

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<xsl:template match="*[contains(@class,' topic/term ')]" name="topic.term">
from file [Oxygen-install-dir]\frameworks\dita\DITA-OT\xsl\xslhtml\dita2htmlImpl.xsl. There is an element <a> with an attribute title="{$hovertext}" constructed inside this XSLT template.


Regards,
Sorin

Anuradha
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Re: Styling with CSS Hovertext in html output

Post by Anuradha » Mon Jun 22, 2015 7:54 am

Hi,

I use <oXygen/> XML Author 14.2 and the output help that i build is Eclipse and Webhelp.

I would like to show hovertext for some definitions and short descriptions of terms in my output. Could you please explain how to do that?


Thank you
Anuradha

Radu
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Re: Styling with CSS Hovertext in html output

Post by Radu » Mon Jun 22, 2015 11:34 am

Hi Anuradha,

You probably need to perform some XSLT customization and set the title attribute on the HTML reference with a custom value derived from the shortdescription.
Maybe you could ask about this on the DITA Users List:

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/dita-users/info

Regards,
Radu
Radu Coravu
<oXygen/> XML Editor
http://www.oxygenxml.com

Anuradha
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Re: Styling with CSS Hovertext in html output

Post by Anuradha » Mon Jun 22, 2015 11:39 am

Sure. Will do that.

Thank you
Anuradha

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