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I could understand seeing the old TOC but not the screwed up TOC. Are you deleting everything with SmartFTP and then uploading everything? If not, try that.
Part of the problem is that by default Firefox does not clear its cache when you revisit a page. Neither does IE but there it is easier to change the behaviour. In FF, you have to enter about:config in the address bar and then press Enter. In the page that displays, locate browser.cache.check_doc_frequency and change the setting to 1. I think that will fix the problem for you but, obviously not your users.
Can you get them to make that change? Also I believe hold down Shift when you press Enter after putting in any address clears the cache if you don't want this change for all sites you visit.
Thanks for your response! I guess it's more of a browser thing, than RoboHelp, but if I could ask you one more thing on this: by changing the "browser.cache.check_doc_frequency" setting to 1 in Firefox (it's currently set at 3), does that clear the cache every time? And does the current setting of 3 mean it clears every 3rd time?
You would need to investigate Firefox help for the answer to that. I know 1 means every time, that's it.
Just thought I'd weigh in on this. Hope nobody minds.
Unlike my fellow Adobe Community Expert Peter, I really wouldn't expect to see the old TOC and a helter-skelter TOC sounds perfectly reasonable. Here's why.
If you generate WebHelp with the "Speed" option configured for Internet, the navigational elements are fragmented into smaller, more easily served sections. These are stored as smaller XML files that are read in when needed. So it seems reasonable to me that if something caused those elements to be rearranged, you could briefly end up with a mix that is mismatched for the overall whole. Thus causing the issue you are citing.
One possibility would be to alter the speed setting so it reflects "Local PC". This should force the navigational files into single files. Likely preventing the issue you are seeing.
I said I could understand seeing the old TOC, not a scewed up TOC, because I have seen that and it was because the FF had not refreshed. All I needed to do was force a refresh and I saw the new TOC.
I certainly don't mind your input on the matter! I have been playing around with generating output, so I'm not sure yet if changing the speed to "Local PC" will resolve the issue. Hopefully it will as that will be a simple fix! I will reply again when I determine if it's fixed. Thanks for the information.