Searchability of topics in "chunk: to content"

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Carl
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Searchability of topics in "chunk: to content"

Post by Carl » Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:08 am

Here is something that has been annoying me for a while. To start off, I create normal parent & child topics, then:

Scenario 1
If I do not specify a "chunk" setting, the resulting WebHelp shows the parent/children in the left nav TOC. If I search for a a child topic (using its topic title), the topic is found high up in the search results.

Scenario 2
If I set "chunk" to "to content", the resulting WebHelp shows only the parent in the TOC nav, and there is a separate mini-TOC in the upper right corner of the topic. BUT in this case, searching a child topic by title does not find the topic! It may be buried at the very end of the search results, but I've scanned the first several pages of hits and it is not found.

Question: Is this a bug in WebHelp or in OxygenXML? Or just a design flaw? Can I work around this?

I would like to use "chunk: to content" more often because I like the mini-TOC and it helps keep the TOC streamlined. But the drop in findability of the child topics is a real deal killer in my view.

ionela
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Re: Searchability of topics in "chunk: to content"

Post by ionela » Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:13 pm

Hi,

Thank you for your feedback.

Unfortunately, in the current implementation of WebHelp Responsive it is not possible to achieve this. We already have this feature request to our issue tracking tool and I have added your vote and your comments to it.

Regards,
Ionela
Ionela Istodor
oXygen XML Editor and Author Support

Carl
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Re: Searchability of topics in "chunk: to content"

Post by Carl » Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:41 pm

Thanks for the response. That is what I expected unfortunately.

Let's hope the issue gets corrected soon!

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