Documentation: hot-link references from help to guide - how?

Yawar Amin yawar.amin at
Sat Oct 30 01:10:05 EDT 2010

Hi Alex,

On 2010-10-29, at 19:50, J. Alex Aycinena wrote:

> In the Help Manual, section 9.4.1, there is a text reference to
> 'Section 8.7, Selling Shares, of the GnuCash Tutorial and Concepts
> Guide' which is written in plain text. Does anyone know if it is
> possible to make this a hot-link across documents, and, if so, can you
> tell me how to do it?

There are several places where we’d definitely benefit from linking across the documents. That said, I mentioned the DocBook 5 ‘set’ method in [1], but as of now I’ve had a chance to try out the idea, so am attaching a test set here. You can generate the HTML with the following:

xsltproc -o html/ /usr/local/Cellar/docbook/5.0/docbook/xsl/1.75.2/html/chunk.xsl test-set.xml

Substituting, of course, wherever you have the ‘chunk.xsl’ file. In a modern Linux distro it should be somewhere in /usr/share/xml.

This will put the HTML files in the ‘html/’  subdirectory.

Implementing this in the current GC docs would force quite a bit of rearranging files and directories. What do you think?




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