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With tex4ht I created all the files needed for javahelp (to show the html pages and accessing specific pages for a context sensitive help).

I have to access these specific pages by a key. Unfortunately these keys (target) are generated by a sequential algorithm:

<mapID target="section-1" url="docu_dese1.html#x2-10001"></mapID>
<mapID target="subsection-5" url="docu_dese4.html#x5-60004"></mapID>

So when I change the order of some sections in latex all links in my software would be wrong!

I would like to put my own keys there und I also found the place where the target (key name) is generated.



But I have no idea, what I could use instead of this. Is there any section property field, which I can write in latex and (ab)use in javahelp.4ht?

Or is there a chance to customize the file names (html; then I could parse the xml file and assign the targets dynamically)?

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closed as off-topic by Joseph Wright Aug 4 '13 at 7:50

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did you find a solution for that problem? The output files can be changed with the function \NextFile{name.html}. For example: \let\oldsection=\section \def\section#1{\NextFile{#1.html}\oldsection{#1}} But this do not change the target attribute :-( – user7423 Aug 24 '11 at 16:42
I am not familiar with this feature but maybe the documentation can help you: tug.org/applications/tex4ht/mn25.html#mn25-1 – Marco Daniel Jan 7 '12 at 22:23
This question appears to be off-topic because it is a feature request for tex4ht. – Joseph Wright Aug 4 '13 at 7:50

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