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Bug #51917 CHM language files seem to have another structure than english file
Submitted: 2010-05-26 10:21 UTC Modified: 2015-08-16 04:22 UTC
Avg. Score:3.7 ± 0.9
Reproduced:2 of 3 (66.7%)
Same Version:1 (50.0%)
Same OS:0 (0.0%)
From: von_both at yahoo dot de Assigned: cmb (profile)
Status: No Feedback Package: Doc Build problem
PHP Version: Irrelevant OS: WIN 7 x64
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2010-05-26 10:21 UTC] von_both at yahoo dot de
I try to open the CHM PHP handbook (any language except english) file from a third party editor (Nusphere, PHPEd).

All other languages except English fail to browse through the content.

It reports:
Action    Failed to navigate to URL:

As this seems to be a URL I tried to open it with the Internet Explorer 8. This call also fails.

BUT if I change the URL to:

it works. The difference: I left the /res/ away at the end

The call in IE using the Englisch CHM file works fine.

I tried the same with the French and Spanish language and the behaviour is the same as in the German version (no /res/ folder).

Conclusion: There seems to be a difference in the CHM file structure. The English CHM version has another folder called /res/ which doesn't exist in the German, Spanish, French and maybe other languages

Test script:
Open a IE browser and enter URL that points to the English CHM file:


Now re-write URL and point to other CHM language file:

Change the URL to:

No problem appears

Actual result:
It's not possible to navigate/browse through a CHM language file with a third party product except the English version.


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 [2010-10-20 07:05 UTC]
-Package: Documentation problem +Package: Doc Build problem
 [2015-08-04 20:15 UTC]
-Status: Open +Status: Feedback -Assigned To: +Assigned To: cmb
 [2015-08-04 20:15 UTC]
Is that still an issue?
 [2015-08-16 04:22 UTC] php-bugs at lists dot php dot net
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