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Online Help system for JSF application

Sandeep GoudK
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Joined: Sep 19, 2012
Posts: 5
Can any one suggest me the best approach to provide Context Sensitive Online Help for JSF2.0 application.
Brendan Healey
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Joined: May 12, 2009
Posts: 218

I just use ? icons with dialog boxes. I prefer to use jquery ui dialogs rather than anything provided by a component library
http://jqueryui.com/demos/dialog/.

Regards,
Brendan.
Sandeep GoudK
Greenhorn

Joined: Sep 19, 2012
Posts: 5
Hi Brendan, thanks for the suggestion,
I have lot of helpset files (HTML files with help content), I must use those help set files for displaying help content. I have tried JavaHelp, but it doesn't work with JSF. Do you have any idea on Oracle Help.
Tim Holloway
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Joined: Jun 25, 2001
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The RichFaces extension tag library provides a ToolTip facility for input controls. You can place HTML-formatted text in the tooltip text, and that includes (if I recall correctly) hyperlinks that could pop up a help window.

The single biggest obstacle to using facilities such as JavaHelp on web applications is that the whole web browser paradigm wasn't designed to do stuff like that (it's also a real strain on my carpal tunnels relative to native OS apps). Not a JSF problem, but a general web problem.


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Sandeep GoudK
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Joined: Sep 19, 2012
Posts: 5
Actually my application was integrated with WinHelp(.hlp), now I want to move to more flexible help system like JavaHelp or OracleHelp, I want to use the HelpSets from WinHelp system.
 
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