For registering a keyword index for contributed help content.
<!ELEMENT extension (
point CDATA #REQUIRED
id CDATA #IMPLIED
name CDATA #IMPLIED
<!ELEMENT index EMPTY>
file CDATA #REQUIRED
an index contribution made by supplying an XML file
file - the name of the index file which contains the list of keywords and related topics of the help content.
Configuration Markup for index file:
<!ELEMENT index (entry)* >
<!ELEMENT entry (entry | topic)* >
<!ATTLIST entry keyword CDATA #REQUIRED >
<!ELEMENT topic EMPTY >
<!ATTLIST topic href CDATA #REQUIRED >
<!ATTLIST topic title CDATA #IMPLIED >
The index element
The index element represents an instance of index. Index consists of entries, each of them corresponds to a particular keyword. All contributed indexes are merged to one master index which the Help System provides to the user. When index is built, entries are appended in alphabetical order.
The entry element
The entry element represents a keyword of the index. Each entry may contain several links to help topics which associated with the keyword. Entry can also be a container for other entries (subentries) to form hierarchy of keywords. It is allowed to entry to be a container for subentries and to have topics simultaneously.
The topic element
The topic element provides reference to help content related to the keyword. The href attribute is relative to the plug-in that manifest file belongs to. If you need to access a file in another plug-in, you can use the syntax
<topic label="topic in another plug-in" href="../other.plugin.id/concepts/some_other_file.html"/>
The title attribute is used to name the link to help content when multiple
topics are associated with the single keyword. If the attribute is not
specified, the title comes from the label attribute if present otherwise from a TOC which owns the link. If the link does not
belong to any TOC, the title or label attribute must be specified, or else the title
<!ELEMENT indexProvider EMPTY>
class CDATA #REQUIRED
(since 3.3) an index contribution made by plugging in code
class - the implementation class for the index provider. This class must implement the org.eclipse.help.AbstractIndexProvider interface.
The following is an example of using the index extension point.
(in file plugin.xml)
(in file index.xml)
<topic href="airplane.html" title="History of aviation"/>
<topic href="jet.html" title="Jet engine"/>
<entry keyword="Wankel engine">
<entry keyword="Jet engine">
The index XML files can be translated and the resulting copy (with translated keywords) should be placed in nl/<language>/<country> or nl/<language> directory. The <language> and <country> stand for two letter language and country codes as used in locale codes. For example, Traditional Chinese translations should be placed in the nl/zh/TW directory. The nl/<language>/<country> directory has a higher priority than nl/<language>. Only if no file is found in the nl/<language>/<country>, the file residing in nl/<language> will be used. The the root directory of a plugin will be searched last.
The default implementation of the help system UI supplied with the Eclipse platform fully supports the index
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