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Subject: Why map to <h1>, <h2>, <h3>, etc?
Date: Thu, 6 Dec 2001 17:49:56 +1100
WebWorks gooroos: In the FrameMaker and Webworks lists in recent days there has been some discussion of making sure that headings in an FM source document are always ordered hierarchically. For example, if you have a FM Heading1 mapped to, say, a WebWorks pHeading1 (= HTML <h1>) you should not follow it with a Heading3 mapped to pHeading3 (= <h3>) without an intervening Heading2 (pHeading2, <h2>). Correspondents have been insisting that headings must follow a strict hierarchy or the FM to Webworks Help or HTML 4.0 conversion blows up. In our documentation, procedure headings are ALWAYS a Heading4 para format, but can appear after Heading3 or Heading2 levels. I don't have much stomach for creating YABF (yet another bloody format) whose sole purpose is to duplicate a Heading3 level with the appearance of a Heading4 procedure para. I have just received WebWorks Publisher 7.0 for an early Christmas and am still in the throes of trying to read the User's Guide and get an idea of how it works. So I am not across the product yet. However, I have previously used mif2go to produce MS HTML Help from FM files and did not even bother to try to map the FM para and char formats to the native HTML tags. Instead, I mapped every paragraph format to a <p> tag with a para 'class' selector and every character format to a <span> tag with a char 'class' selector. Thus hc_ChapTitle mapped to <p class="hcChapTitle"> and ei_EmphasisItalic mapped to <span class="eiEmphasisItalic">. Then I created a CSS with .hcChapTitle and .eiEmphasisItalic formats. The indenting of numbered paragraphs and bulleted paragraphs was not quite right in that the text of the first line did not quite match up with that of the second and subsequent lines. But, as far as cost-benefit goes, the result was judged a success. So, will this method work in WebWorks? Can I get away with this approach in bulleted and numbered lists and use some fancy footwork to get proper hanging indents? Arguments for HTML, XML, or SGML purity of structure will not sway me unless in fact WWP works in no other way. [Windows 2000, FrameMaker 6.0p405, FrameScript 1.27C01, Enhance 2.03, Acrobat 4.05.2, mif2go 31u33, WebWorks Publisher 7.0, IXgen 5.5.h, HTML Help Workshop 4.74 build 8702.0, HTML Help 1.31] Regards, Hedley -- Subscribe to Free Framers -- send this message subscribe framers email@example.com help end to <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org?Subject=Subscribe%20Free%20Framers> Hedley Finger Adobe Certified Expert, FrameMaker 5.5.x Technical Communications/Best Practice Mentor MYOB Australia Pty Ltd <http://www.myob.com.au> P.O. box 371 Blackburn VIC 3130 Australia 12 Wesley Court Tally Ho Business Park East Burwood 3151 Australia Tel. +61 3 9222 9992 x 7421 Fax. +61 3 9222 9880 Mob. +61 412 461 558 <mailto:email@example.com> ** To unsubscribe, send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org ** ** with "unsubscribe framers" (no quotes) in the body. **