Move Help glossary from toolkit into app-specific code

RESOLVED FIXED in mozilla1.8beta2


15 years ago
3 years ago


(Reporter: jwalden+fxhelp, Assigned: jwalden+fxhelp)


Bug Flags:
in-testsuite -

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)


The glossary format used now is not extensible.  It's flat HTML that just
doesn't work when it comes to having things added to it.  We need something
else, maybe RDF-based or somesuch, that is extensible.

Currently, the glossary wouldn't work well cross-app because it has
Firefox-specific stuff in it, so we need to do this so we can have a Firefox
glossary file and a Help on Help glossary.  Otherwise, Thunderbird Help will
contain quite a bit of irrelevant information...

Comment 1

15 years ago
This may seem strange, but using XUL might be a good idea because you can have
XUL overlays. Just thought I'd throw that out.

Even though the help content pack can inherit RDF files, mozilla won't do it by
default outside of trees (although don't quote me on this since I've been gone
from mozilla long and haven't kept track of recent API additions).

Comment 2

15 years ago
Morphing some; Help on Help should never need the glossary, as if it did need it
there would be a problem with the Help on Help text.  The glossary should be a
per-app thing.

For the fix, we just need to move the glossary XHTML file into the app location
and change the entries for it.  This is simpler than some complex
glossary entry merging process, and because Help packs can't coexist at the same
time anyways, I don't think it introduces any conflicts.
Summary: Help glossary should be extensible → Move Help glossary from toolkit into app-specific code
Target Milestone: --- → Firefox1.1

Comment 3

15 years ago
(In reply to comment #2)
> just need to move the glossary XHTML file

...and the RDF file for it, too.


14 years ago
Component: Help Viewer → Help Viewer
Product: Firefox → Toolkit
Target Milestone: Firefox1.1 → ---

Comment 4

14 years ago
Targetting bugs which were targetted to Firefox1.1 before the move to
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla1.8beta2

Comment 5

14 years ago
Fixed by file moves in bug 289555.
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Depends on: 289555
Resolution: --- → FIXED


13 years ago
Flags: in-testsuite-
Product: Toolkit → Seamonkey
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