Depending on the usage scenario of the intro framework, XHTML files can be contributed as intro content.
The idea is to use the fact that XHTML is well formed XML and parse each document, manipulating the DOM to allow for contributions and extensions to be merged. Three xml elements from the 3.0 intro markup where used to extend the XHTML 1.0 element list. These are
<include path="root/foo" />will include an element with id
foofrom a welcome page with id
<anchor id="anchor1" />will allow for contribution into this page from other plugins.
<contentProvider id="contentProviderId" class="org.eclipse.ui.intro.template2.IntroXHTMLContentProvider" pluginId="org.eclipse.ui.intro.template2"> </contentProvider>will allow for dynamic content to be generated from the
With these three elements, XHTML pages can be used to assemble a pluggable and dynamic welcome pages, just like what used to happen with the custom intro xml markup. PDE has a new template that allow for the creation of a sample RCP application with an Intro. That template is a good sample project for using Intro.