Distribute WebHelp

For Help systems published to a central location, only the information relevant to the current inquiry is downloaded to user browsers. The system can also be stored locally.

By default, all WebHelp output files are placed in a project subfolder (!SSL!/WebHelp). The WebHelp folder includes subfolders. Do not rename or move any of these folders.

To distribute WebHelp with an application, copy the WebHelp Folder and its contents to a location designated by the developer. Let the developer know the name of the start page (HTM file).

To publish WebHelp files to a server, website, or other network location, publish subprojects to the correct folder in the MergedProjects subfolder.

When distributing WebHelp as a stand-alone product, copy the WebHelp folder and its contents to a CD, a server, or any location on user systems. Let users know which start page (HTM file) to select to view the Help system.

Output files in the WebHelp folder

Generating WebHelp creates the following output files in subfolders of the project folder.

note:   Do not import WebHelp-generated HTM files into the project. They are for runtime uses only.

File

Description

cshdat_robohelp.htm

Data for context-sensitive Help

cshdat_webhelp.htm

Legacy support for context-sensitive API

default.css

Style sheet

default.skn

Default skin

EHLPDHTM.JS

JavaScript for advanced functionality such as Dynamic HTML effects

.GIF files

Images for skins, navigation, and browse sequences

NewProject.htm

Project start page

NewProject.log

Lists all necessary files

NewProject_csh.htm

Legacy support for context-sensitive API

NewProject_rhc.htm

Supports context-sensitive API

webhelp.jar

Supports applet-based WebHelp

whestart.ico

Internet Explorer Favorites menu icon

whfbody.htm

Full-text search lower pane

whfdhtml.htm

Full-text search frameset

whfform.htm

Full-text search upper pane

whfhost.js

JavaScript for full-text search

whform.js

Index and full-text search fields

whframes.js

Framesets

whgbody.htm

Glossary terms

whgdef.htm

Glossary definitions

whgdhtml.htm

Manages glossary terms and definitions

whghost.js

Supports glossary

whhost.js

Lists and loads files in index and glossary

whibody.htm

Index lower pane

whidhtml.htm

Index frameset

whiform.htm

Index upper pane

whihost.js

Supports index

whlang.js

Language support

whmozemu.js

Netscape Navigator functions

whmsg.js

Message type definition and structure

whnjs.htm

Displayed when JavaScript disabled

whphost.js

Determines project contents

whproj.htm

Project data

WHPROJ.JS

JavaScript that supports WHPROJ.HTM

whproj.xml

XML project data

whproxy.js

Framework support

whres.xml

Applet support (custom fonts and colors)

whskin_banner.htm

For logo dialog box- About author (skins)

whskin_blank.htm

Internal support file (same as _blank.htm) (skins)

whskin_frmset01.htm

Frameset separating navigation pane, navigation bar, and topic (skins)

whskin_frmset010.htm

Frameset separating navigation bar and navigation pane (skins)

whskin_info.htm

System information page (skins)

whskin_mbars.htm

Supports navigation bar (skins)

whskin_papplet.htm

Navigation pane for applet (skins)

whskin_pdhtml.htm

Navigation pane for Dynamic HTML (skins)

whskin_plist.htm

Navigation pane for Pure HTML

whskin_tbars.htm

Toolbar (skins)

whst_topics.xml

Parses topics during generation

whstart.ico

WebHelp icon

whstart.js

Supports start page

whstub.js

Framework support

whtbar.js

Supports navigation bar

whtdhtml.htm

TOC body

whthost.js

Supports TOC

whtopic.js

Supports in-topic navigation bar

whutils.js

Supports common functions

whver.js

Determines browser version

Output files in the Whgdata subfolder

Files in !SSL!\Webhelp\Whgdata are used with Pure HTML WebHelp.

File

Description

whexpbar.gif

Sets default navigation pane width

whlstf0.htm

Full-text search body

whlstfl0.htm

Level 2 full-text search letters

whlstg0.htm

Glossary terms

whlsti0.htm

Index terms

whlstt0.htm

Contents (part 2)

whlstt1.htm

Contents (part 2)

whnvf30.htm

TOC frame

whnvf31.htm

Index frame

whnvf32.htm

Full-text search frame

whnvf33.htm

Glossary frame

whnvl31.htm

Level 1 index letters

whnvl32.htm

Level 1 full-text search letters

whnvl33.htm

Glossary letters

whnvp30.htm

TOC navigation pane

whnvp31.htm

Index navigation pane

whnvp32.htm

Full-text search navigation pane

whnvp33.htm

Glossary navigation pane

whnvt30.htm

TOC tabs

whnvt31.htm

Index tabs

whnvt32.htm

Full-text search tabs

whnvt33.htm

Glossary tabs

Output files in the Whdata subfolder

Files in !SSL!\Webhelp\Whdata are for DHTML versions of WebHelp on older browsers.

File

Description

whftdata0.htm

Full-text search data - HTML support

whftdata.js

Full-text search data - JavaScript supporting WHFDATA0.HTM

whftdata0.xml

Full-text search data - XML support

whFull-text search.htm

Full-text search index data - HTML support

whFull-text search.js

Full-text search index data - JavaScript supporting whFull-text search.htm

whFull-text search.xml

Full-text search index data - XML support

whfwdata0.htm

Full-text search keywords - HTML support

whfwdata.js

Full-text search index data - JavaScript supporting whfwdata0.htm

whfwdata0.xml

Full-text search keywords - XML support

whgdata.js

Loads glossary term definitions

whGlossary.htm

Glossary index data - HTML support

whGlossary.js

Glossary index data - JavaScript supporting whGlossary.htm

whGlossary.xml

Glossary index data - XML support

whidata0.htm

Index data for non-XML browsers

whidata.js

JavaScript supporting WHIDATA0.HTM

whidata0.xml

Index data - XML version

whidx.htm

Index of index data - HTML support

whidx.js

Index of index data - JavaScript supporting whidx.htm

whidx.xml

Index of index data - XML version

whtdata0.htm

TOC data - HTML support

whtdata.js

TOC data - JavaScript supporting whtdata0.htm

whtdata0.xml

TOC data - XML support

whtoc.htm

TOC index of TOC - HTML support

whtoc.js

TOC index of TOC - JavaScript supporting whtoc.htm

whtoc.xml

TOC index of TOC - XML support

Output files in the Whxdata subfolder

Files in !SSL!\Webhelp\Whxdata are used in Java applet and DHTML versions of WebHelp on newer browsers.

File

Description

whftdata0.xml

Full-text search data

WHFTS.XML

Full-text search index data

WHFWDATA0.XML

Full-text search keywords

WHGDATA0.XML

Glossary definition data

WHGLO.XML

Glossary index data

WHIDATA0.XML

Index data

WHIDX.XML

Index of index data

WHTDATA0.XML

TOC data

WHTOC.XML

TOC index of TOC


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