4 Replies Latest reply on Oct 20, 2008 10:55 AM by jakbrooklyn

    Weird css - popupspot tag

      I've inherited a project with a very bizarre css file. The word "system" occurs 100s of times. Here's the popupspot tag:

      A.popupspot {
      font-family: system, system, system, system, system, system, system, system, system, ... (100's of "system"s)... system, sans-serif;
      color: #007500;
      I think it was created in v5. I'm wondering if I can just clean this up?
        • 1. Re: Weird css - popupspot tag
          Peter Grainge Adobe Community Professional
          Welcome to the forum.

          Back up the CSS first, then do what you like! With the backup, it will be easy to roll back if you have to.

          • 2. Re: Weird css - popupspot tag
            jakbrooklyn Level 1
            You're right. I should fix it and move on. It was just so bizarre, I wanted a logical explanation....
            Thanks for the welcome and thanks for the wealth of information herein!
            • 3. Re: Weird css - popupspot tag
              Captiv8r Adobe Community Professional & MVP
              Welcome to our community, Joan

              For what it's worth, my own experience with this is that RoboHelp tends to add the font family name each time it has been edited. In this case, perhaps someone had declared that style initially, then tweaked it and closed the Style editor. Tweaked again.... and again... finally arriving at what they wanted. So you might see the name listed repeatedly.

              I have seen similar things when editing the Background Image. The first edit may list ../ImageName.GIF. A later edit changes it to ../../ImageName.GIF. And after three or four edits it looks really gnarly. ../../../../ImageName.GIF.

              So I personally consider it to be a bug in the way edits to style sheets are handled.

              Cheers... Rick
              • 4. Re: Weird css - popupspot tag
                jakbrooklyn Level 1
                Rick -
                How incredibly annoying.
                I can't decide what's more annoying - the RoboHelp quirk or the idea that someone edited a style sheet 100's of times....
                Thanks for the welcome, btw. And for your info.