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HTML to MadCap Flare by Peter Lavin

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Chapter 1. Flare and HTML

If you are familiar with HTML, you might think unprocessed Flare topic files – let’s call them source files – are standard XHTML. However, although Flare output is standard XHTML, Flare source files may include proprietary tags that will not validate as XHTML. Flare source files differ from standard XHTML in the following four respects:

  • They require an XML declaration.
  • They may contain proprietary tags and attributes.
  • They do not require a <title> tag.
  • The <a> tag uses the name attribute instead of the id attribute.

These differences all have an impact when you import HTML into Flare. If you adjust your HTML files to account for them, you can significantly reduce the time it takes to migrate files, and you may ...

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