Using the Wolfram Workbench 2 (and Mathematica 9) to build HTML documentation for a package I am developing, I am ending up with HTML pages that contain a lot of text elements that look like this:

Div[{class -> MCap}, {Change a few exchange reaction flux bounds to reflect an aerobic minimal glucose medium.}]


Div[{}, {XMLElement[a, {href -> javascript:input('i_9'), onmouseover -> javascript:return(true);}, {XMLElement[img, {src -> Files/Constraint-based modeling/I_10.gif, height -> 35, width -> 447, alt -> Click for copyable input}, {}]}]}]Div[{name -> i_9_out, id -> i_9_out, class -> IFL}, {}]

It looks a lot like a shadowing error and indeed a new Div function has been introduced to Mathematica 9. Is there a way to work around this for the moment? The HTML documentation builds fine with Mathematica 8.


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The Documentation Tools in Workbench 2.0 haven't been updated yet to work properly with Mathematica 9, so the easiest workaround is to use Mathematica 8 to build your HTML pages.

However, if this isn't a option for whatever reason, you could try to modify the code of Documentation Tools in order to solve this particular issue. I haven't tested the following, but I suspect there's a high chance it might work.

The culprit in your case is the file /Transmogrify/Kernel/Transmogrify.m, which can be found in the directory DocumentationBuild, whose value can in turn be read of from the first few log lines of a doc build in WorkBench. In Transmogrify.m, change the line

Div[ attr_List:{}, cont_ ] := TagElement["div", attr, cont];

(found at line number 2588) to

Div[ attr_List:{}, cont_ ] := TagElement["div", attr, cont];

Let me know if this did the trick!

  • $\begingroup$ It worked for me (Mathematica v9.0.1, Workbench 2.0), but all the links point to the web (reference.wolfram.com), so none of them really work. $\endgroup$
    – QuantumDot
    Commented Dec 7, 2014 at 22:46
  • $\begingroup$ @QuantumDot You can fix them by adding this Teake's code to your createHTML target in docbuild.xml. It's also implemented in WWBCommon. $\endgroup$
    – jkuczm
    Commented Dec 8, 2014 at 23:17

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