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Subject: Re: [docbook-apps] Help needed testing CJK search support in webhelp

I've installed and built the new package. It's beautiful! I saw a few 

1. Couldn't create Search tab: I assume the Search tab is supposed to 
appear somehow when I build the indexer. However, after following 
instructions and running both the webhelp build-indexer targets I got 
the TOC tab only.

Here's the command output -- not sure if it's completely normal:

$ ant build-indexer
Buildfile: build.xml

     [mkdir] Created dir: ~/webhelp/indexer/lib/htmlsearch
     [javac] Compiling 9 source files to ~/webhelp/indexer/lib/htmlsearch
     [javac] Note: 
~/webhelp/indexer/src/com/nexwave/nquindexer/IndexerTask.java uses 
unchecked or unsafe operations.
     [javac] Note: Recompile with -Xlint:unchecked for details.
       [jar] Building jar: ~/webhelp/indexer/lib/nw-cms.jar
    [delete] Deleting directory ~/webhelp-db4/indexer/lib/htmlsearch


2. I looked at the Search tab on the online package 
(http://www.thingbag.net/docbook/gsoc2010/doc/content/). Verified that 
search results are synced with the TOC. However, noticed this glitch:

When I enter a search query and click a link in the result, the target 
topic has a big, light blue input button with the letter H in it, just 
beside the top arrow nav button. The button appears on every Search 
target that I open, but is hidden when I open topics from the TOC 
instead of Search.

3. The source has indexterm elements but no index. You might consider 
adding an index element to the end of the book, just so the build 
generates an index. After, this is one of the advantages of WebHelp over 
DocBook Website!

I did verify that the TOC stays synced when I navigate using the index.
(Exception: 'Web-based Help from DocBook XML Readme' has an index entry 
but no TOC link. Since this is the bookinfo component, I think WebHelp 
effectively syncs to the top of the TOC.)

Thanks so much for this work, Kasun, I hope this feedback is a little 
bit useful.


P.S. While looking at WebHelp, it suddenly struck me that your frameless 
design makes implementing context-sensitive help a no-brainer. I 
remember all the work Jirka had to do to add support for application 
hooks in the htmlhelp stylesheets, because we had to go through the CHM 
browser's protocol. With WebHelp, F1 from any control just needs a 
simple URL link to an HTML page. That's a major selling point, IMO.

On 08/09/2010 10:04 AM, Cramer, David W (David) wrote:
> Hi there,
> Kasun Gajasinghe has been hard at work this summer on the webhelp GSoC
> project and has implemented all the required features, including
> stemming for English and German, highlighting of search results, and
> tokenization for Asian (Chinese, Japanese, Korean) languages, freeing
> the output from the frameset, and automatic toc synching.
> You can see a demo of the results of his efforts and download it to try
> things out on your own content from here:
> http://www.thingbag.net/docbook/gsoc2010/doc/content/ch02s01.html
> The instructions provide links to a version of the package for 4.x and
> 5.x documents.
> Feedback is welcome. Please let us know what bugs you find. In
> particular, we need to test the CJK search support. If you have some
> demo content in Chinese, Japanese, or Korean that you can share with us
> for testing, we’d appreciate it. I had planned to use the Chinese
> version of DocBook, The Definitive Guide, but have had some trouble
> getting my environment set up so it will build.
> We plan to provide instructions for adding stemming support for other
> non-CJK languages. For a number of languages
> <http://www.thingbag.net/docbook/gsoc2010/doc/content/ch02s04.html>, all
> that is required is to port the stemmer from Java to JavaScript so that
> it can be used on the client side.
> Thanks,
> David

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