[thelist] ColdFusion Context Sensitive Help

Kyle Murphy kyle.murphy at tempschedulingsystem.com
Tue Mar 2 10:25:25 CST 2004

I understand how to display the help based on some type of identifier.

I guess what I'm asking is what is a good way to take an existing
application with 200+ templates and create context sensitive help in a
way that it is easy to manage?

Each page is part of a "section", and my application has 8 sections.
So, I'm just trying to come up with a good way to organize my templates
in db format.

Of course, not each template will have a help topic associated with it,
either (action-specific pages).

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[mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Bob Haroche
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Couldn't you simply make the help links look like this:


Then on your help.cfm template use CFML logic to pull from a db table
and output to the browser the help text associated with "widgets".
That way your help text is associated with topics not pages.

Bob Haroche
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