You're not being clear about your workflow. Are you expecting to use InDesign and choose File > Export > HTML? Or are you using an Adobe Digital Publishing workflow? I'd suspect the latter because you use the phrase "where the code is placed in the InDesign folios".
If the latter, you should ask your questions in the Adobe Digital Publishing Suite forum:
Thanks Steve. As an update, I was able to get a parameter into my html code by using a button in InDesign and selecting "Go to URL" and in the URL field putting my C:\....\file.html#parm='xxxx' However, when I click the button I am taken to a separate screen (in the Content Viewer on my pc) and I want to show the html in that same screen where the folio article is showing, etc. Still working on that. Also, I want to use html5 "LocalStorage" and I'm not sure the Adobe Content Viewer has that feature....
In indesign you can draw a box and link the html to display in that box, if you do it that way you won't leave to the in app browser. In the folio overlays panel, its called web overlays.
I suggest you download Bob's Bringhursts ipad app called DPS Tips, it will give you a quick overview of all the different overlays and basic possibilites.
Thank you jkuhns5. I went through some of that info in your post and it had some good overview info. At the moment, I'm stuck in that I can no longer upload folios to the remote DPS Dashboard site (my local trial version copy of InDesign CS6 no longer accepts my signon in the Folio Builder panel). No idea why it worked on morning and then stopped that afternoon. Trial version still has 35 days remaining....
For the problem I just mentioned above, as it turns out, I had some “Adobe Help Manager” in the status bar on my Windows XP PC that was stopped while it was downloading certain help files. It had an “I” (as in "info") next to it in the status bar and I just let it sit there. When I opened the icon and chose “Done” on the window that displayed and then opened InDesign I could then sign in successfully and upload my files….wow, go figure…who would have known….It seems to be working now. I dont think an Adobe Help Manager should keep DPS folio uploading from working.....
Thanks again all. I'm still stuck at how to get parameters into my local html code in InDesign CS6. I can do it on a hyperlink and on a button but not in an overlay. A hyperlink or a button doesnt work becuase you have to do something (like click the link or the button to get the code to run which I dont want). The overlay can run as soon as the page load which is what I want but I cant seem to get the parms into the local html code (local html code is a key issue here since parms are simple to pass in http-urls). Once that parms issue is resolved, then I will need the "LocalStorage" in the local overlay code to be available to read by other overlay local html5 code. Has anyone done these things? Pls let me know, thank you!
Thanks for the replies...I ended up just hard-coding my parms in the html file names and parsing the info out of the file names in my code...not the best solution perhaps (I'd rather use parms and just one code file!) but it works for now (until something better comes along), thank you....
Hi Mer1011, sorry for dragging up an old thread, but I'm just wondering if you ever found a way to pass parameters into your local HTML files?
I have a Web Content Overlay which is opened when the user clicks on a button within the article. This all works fine with static HTML files, but I'm now trying to add "context" to the HTML file. I was hoping to achieve this via parameters, e.g.:
file:////Users/bryan/index.html?param1=test (NB: calling this via Safari and Firefox works)
Unfortunately, when I create the folio using Folio Builder, the parameters are stripped off resulting in:
Well, as I mentioned I had to just use many local html file names to store my parameter info which was a bummer (I separated each parm by a period in the file name, like "xxxxx.xxx.xxxxxx.xxx.html" and then parsed out each parm from the file name inside the code--the code was basically all the same, just the file names were different to pass in the parm info....Ahhh!!!). Hence, I have tons of local html files just becuase there's no way I found to pass parms into a local html file. If anyone solves this issue pls.let me know. Thank you.