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How to make context sensitive calls to locally installed HTML5 help without web server

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Jan 02, 2020 Jan 02, 2020

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Hello,

I have been working with my software development team to do a proof of concept of migrating a context sensitive help project from Oracle Help to HTML5 Responsive Help. Exciting times!

 

Is anyone making context sensitive calls to HTML5 responsive help that is installed locally without a web server?

 

We have found that calls with the ? in them require HTTP processing/web server. Without a web server, the context sensitive call is not completed, just the call to the index file and default landing page for the help system.

 

As a viable workaround, the developer has created a redirect file for each entry point into the help. So, we do have a go forward plan, but these redirect files introduce additional maintenance work for development as the help system changes over time so I would like to see if anyone has call syntax that works without a web server.

 

Thanks!

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Jan 03, 2020 Jan 03, 2020

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I just generated the RoboHelp Reimagined sample project locally and this link is what is displayed when I open the project. If I then copy the link to another browser tab, it is working correctly.

 

file:///C:/Users/xxxxxx/Documents/My%20RoboHelp%20Projects/outputs/RoboHelp%20Reimagined/Responsive%20HTML5/index.htm#t=bits_and_pieces%2Fbits_and_pieces.htm

 

Try that project to help solve the issue. Not sure where your ? is coming from.

 

There is a topic on Calling Help on my site.


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