Creating dynamic documentation plugins for the Eclipse Help System using Java

Eclipse documentation plug-ins can contain Java for creating dynamic content. You can extend the Eclipse help system by taking advantage of the org.eclipse.help.contentProducer extension point. The examples in this article demonstrate how to create a simple template that is parsed at run time to display dynamic text.

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Link checking your topics in an Eclipse Help System/Infocenter

Links can be painful to deal with in help systems especially in multi-author environments or with larger numbers of topics.  Maintaining links over time can also be difficult. If you are authoring your help in DITA and using relationship tables, you might find they aren’t as easy to maintain as many claim. The Eclipse help system can make link validation difficult due to its frameset and difficulty for most link checkers to find all of your pages. Continue reading