Authoring - The context of the hyperlink target

In case you use the option 'In the folder tree' to invocate a hyperlink and the hyperlink target remains at a location in the hierarchy that is not part of the folder tree currently shown, then the system reverts to the invocation option In a new browser page.

To explain this we continue with the previous example where a hyperlink is created in a topic of one book (the 'Book: Birds') to a topic of another book (the 'Book:Fishes'). Both books belong to the 'Animals' project. If you preview the entire project the hyperlink works as expected.

Now preview the 'Book: Birds' separately. Obviously the 'Book: Fishes' that contains the hyperlink target is not available in the folder tree.

A hyperlink target outside the browsed context

If you click on the hyperlink it reacts differently then in the case where the entire 'Animal information' project is browsed: the hyperlink target is shown in a new page.

Jumped to the hyperlink target that is outside of the current scope

That's because the hyperlink target is not in the scope of the content you are currently browsing. Because HelpServer's content objects are separated from the structure the objects can be reused in another context. Hence, the context of an object is not clearly defined. To have your hyperlinks shown in a specific context at all time you can use pointerpaths.

Here in this case you should use the 'Back' on top of the page to go back to the book. The web browser's back function will have no effect in any of the HelpServer's web pages.


 About HelpServer
 Starting up and logging on
 The basic working principles
 Using the content in help and documentation systems
 Formatting the content
 Searching and replacing text
 Reusing content with shares
 Navigating with hyperlinks
 Creating a  hyperlink
 In the folder tree
 In the folder tree
 The context of the hyperlink target
 The manual invocation
 The automatic invocation
 In a new topic pane
 In a new browser page
 In a new browser window or browser tab
 In a drop down
 In a popup
 In an embedded block
 Inline with the paragraph
 Maintaining hypelinks
 Navigating with pointerpaths
 Using bookmarks and jumps
 Duplicating content with clones
 Using tables
 Including media files
 Navigating to web pages
 Using embedded chunks
 Including html code
 Navigating with menus
 Using snippets
 Spelling checking
 Using the view mode
 Creating an index
 Creating a FAQ
 Creating a glossary
 Team authoring
 Working with projects
 Setting up structured authoring
 Generating file based output
 Creating printed output
 Importing files and folders
 Loading files in the project gallery
 Converting legacy content
 Including legacy content in real time
 Transferring objects between installations
 Customizing the look and feel
 User accounts
 Working with templates
 Working with metadata
 Workflow management
 Using event exits
 Appendix A: The URL parameters
 Appendix B: The object indicators
 Appendix C: Play Javascript