[fpc-devel] fpdoc's RTF output

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Tue Aug 24 16:51:18 CEST 2010

On Tue, 24 Aug 2010, Graeme Geldenhuys wrote:

> Op 2010-08-24 13:16, Marco van de Voort het geskryf:
>> Did you read my msg from a few days back? Unit order matters.
> Yes, I know about that from years ago, and that still doesn't solve the
> problem, even in FCL or fpGUI docs. And even if a link points to an element
> in the same unit.
> Here is what I used to compile the IPF output from FCl.
> $ make fcl.chk HTMLFMT=ipf FPCSRCDIR=/opt/fpc-2.4.1/src
> FPDOC=/opt/fpc-2.5.1/src/utils/fpdoc/fpdoc
> Example:  Pipes.TInputPipeStream
> Here is the actual text from the pipes.xml file.
> <seealso>
> <link id="#rtl.classes.TStream">TStream</link>
> <link id="CreatePipeStreams"/>
> <link id="TOutputPipeStream"/>
> </seealso>
> ... and here is the IPF generated text.
> :hp2.See Also:ehp2.
> :lm margin=3.
> .br
> :link reftype=hd refid=__/rtl/rtl_classes_tstream.TStream:elink.,
> :link reftype=hd refid=fcl.CreatePipeStreams:elink.,
> :link reftype=hd refid=fcl.TOutputPipeStream:elink.
> Note in the attach screenshot (IPF output) that "CreatePipeStreams" and
> "TOutputPipeStream" are not links. Links in DocView would appear in Blue.
> Also look at the IPF generate output. It seems to have resolved those links
> to #fcl directly, instead of #fcl.pipes
> What confuses me even more, is that if I generate HTML help of FCL, then
> the links are correct. So I have no idea why HTML output writer and Linear
> based output writers resolve links in different ways.
> Command I used to generate FCL HTML help.

Because links do not exist in linear writers.

Each element results in a HTML page. The name of the HTML page is known.
Therefor, when generating a link, it is sufficient to look up the HTML page,
and return it's name.

In linear doc, there is no 'page', so it is not possible to look for it.

You are supposed to generate a correct anchor.


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