[Project_owners] Documentation within an entension

Gareth Hunt gareth-hunt at rocketmail.com
Fri Oct 7 13:06:16 EDT 2005


Hi Paul,

I added a tab to modifyheaders that contains documentation.  In an
iframe I reference xhtml stored in the locale section of the jar.  This
is I can add multilingual help when new languages are added.

Take a look http://modifyheaders.mozdev.org/

Cheers,
Gareth

--- Paul Tomlin <paul at paultomlin.com> wrote:

> How do people normally package up docs within an extension?
> 
> I'm playing with the idea of a custom 'About' dialog, which contains 
> various FAQs and the like. This would probably have to take the form
> of 
> an <iframe /> pointing to a packaged XHTML file (so hard to make
> pretty 
> textual content in XUL).
> 
> All of the extensions I currently have installed have system built
> about 
> dialogs, so I'm not sure if people would think to go there. I could 
> probably add a Help button to the Options dialog, which would make
> life 
> a little easier.
> 
> And tooltips will help, but sometimes it's not really to correct
> context 
> in which to put an FAQ (for example).
> 
> Just wondering....
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Gareth Hunt
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