Does anyone understand how the WebHelp TOC might behave
differently in IE vs. FireFox?
I used RoboHelp HTML 6 to build a WebHelp (no skin) DHTM no
applet system for a J2EE Web Application that will replace a static
HTML based system. However, it looks like the application for
security reasons doesn’t let you directly call pages. Another
words, I can’t get to
So I used ANT to create some scripts based on the log file
that RoboHelp spits out. These convert HREFs and SRC so they are
called through the servlet. I had to make a few other edits and
prevent it from converting links in a few place. I’ve been
able to actually get the thing to work in IE. The TOC and Search
function and everything seems happy. (I’m not using an Index
However, the TOC pane will not load in FireFox so I have no
idea if the search works either. I’m getting a 404 for the
left Nav pane in FireFox.
WebHelp output has customized code for non-IE browsers, but
nothing for Firefox specifically. This especially affects the way
the frames load and how they behave.
When it builds the content/index/search frame, it calls some
specific .htm files. Probably, those calls don't go through your
servlet. In some circumstamces, IE in Windows does some searching
when it can't find a file and remembers where it is. Maybe IE is
picking up up files that don't through the servlet, and Firefox is
One more thought. Have you tried generating the project with
a skin? We've had at least one case resolved like this, because RH
gives the browser a different set of code when there's a skin.