To anyone insisting that they should be able to work with RH
on a network, I offer this as a perfect example of the unexpected
results of this folly:
My boss absolutely needed to make a last-minute change to one
of my projects after I had left on Friday. Working on my backup
project on the server, he added content (six characters) in two
places in the same topic, then generated and published the output.
No problem, the changes appeared in the output. However my TOC,
which he insists he never touched, took an unexpected hit!
The top book of my TOC, which is all caps to match other
categories in the merged project, simply disappeared. In other
words, the outer UL item containing the top book no longer appeared
in the HHC file, whereas all other books and pages survived the
cut, so to speak.
Since I fully expected to encounter more issues, I blew away
the backup and made the content changes to the project on my
machine, and regenerated and republished. I then copied a new
backup to the server. Whew! Needless to say, I issued a firm
reminder to the entire Doc team that they should never, never,
never do this!