Browser

Identifier:
org.eclipse.help.base.browser

Since:
3.0 (originally added in release 2.0 as org.eclipse.help.ui.browser)

Description:
For providing web browsers capable of displaying html documents at a given URL.

Note: since 3.1, help system uses workbench browser support (see org.eclipse.ui.browserSupport). The extension point described in this document remains to be used for standalone help only. Any custom browser adapters that need to work in the workbench mode need to be moved to the workbench extension point.

Configuration Markup:

<!ELEMENT extension (browser*)>

<!ATTLIST extension

point CDATA #REQUIRED

id    CDATA #IMPLIED

name  CDATA #IMPLIED

>


<!ELEMENT browser (factoryclass?)>

<!ATTLIST browser

id           CDATA #REQUIRED

factoryclass CDATA #IMPLIED

name         CDATA #REQUIRED

>


<!ELEMENT factoryclass (parameter*)>

<!ATTLIST factoryclass

class CDATA #REQUIRED

>


<!ELEMENT parameter EMPTY>

<!ATTLIST parameter

name  CDATA #REQUIRED

value CDATA #REQUIRED

>


Examples:
The following is a sample usage of the browser extension point:


 <extension point="org.eclipse.help.base.browser">
  <browser 
   id="org.eclipse.myPlugin.myBrowserID"
   factoryclass="org.eclipse.myPlugin.myPackage.MyFactoryClass"
   name="My Browser">
  </browser>
 </extension>

API Information:
The supplied factory class must implement the org.eclipse.help.browser.IBrowserFactory interface. Methods in that interface determine whether the factory is available on the given system, i.e. is capable of supplying browser instances, and create browser instances that implement IBrowser interface.

Supplied Implementation:
The org.eclipse.help.base and org.eclipse.help.ui plug-ins contain implementation of browsers on common platforms. Other plug-ins can provide different implementations. In the preferences, the user can select the default browser from among available browsers.


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