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filesystem version looks good, web-served not so much

Apr 26, 2012 3:03 PM

I have created a WebHelp project from my FrameMaker book. When I click View in RoboHelp, RoboHelp opens it in my browser as a file, and it looks like I want it to look. I can also exit RoboHelp and open the file directly from my browser.

 

But when I copy the WebHelp folder to my web server and try to view it through http, none of my styles appear.

 

Here's what it looks like from the filesystem...

 

web_help_on_filesystem.jpg

...and here's what it looks like over http...

 

web_help_over_http.jpg

If I manually edit RHMappingStyles.css and turn the text to, say, green, it works in the file system version, but not in the http version.

 

I've also tried editing the title.css (the page is title.htm).  Yet, if I edit text in title.htm, it does show up, so I know I've found the correct files for both versions.

 

What do I need to do to get my styles applied to the file when deployed to a web server?

 

Thanks.

 

Jerry

 
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    Apr 26, 2012 3:37 PM   in reply to Jerry_F_at_RedSeal

    Hi there

     

    I notice you are using LocalHost. That's sort of a web server on your own local C drive no?

     

    Have you tested by publishing to the actual server that will be used? Or is LocalHost where everyone will be accessing it from?

     

    Cheers... Rick

     

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    Apr 27, 2012 12:38 AM   in reply to Jerry_F_at_RedSeal

    Hi,

     

    You can't do that in the template. The following script will help: http://www.wvanweelden.eu/extendscript/correct_url_backslashes Run that every time before you generate to quickly correct all relative url's.

     

    Greet,

     

    Willam

     
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    Apr 28, 2012 1:59 PM   in reply to Jerry_F_at_RedSeal

    There shouldn't be any particular reason not to use a script, or something, for post-processing when you need to accomplish something that RoboHelp cannot cope with. As long as you know what you are doing, anyway.

     

    A couple of years ago, Willam solved my propblem getting Right to Left oriented helps out of RoboHelp outputs, and we got a Final Builder 6 project to do the necessary changes (and a few other things while it was running).

    
     
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