WL#2072: Extract more complete information for 'help'
Affects: Server-7.1 — Status: Un-Assigned — Priority: Medium
We have a way of getting "help" information from the manual (manual.texi) into a help database, so that a client program like mysql can support user help requests on topics that are documented. The main mechanism for this is a script that searches for markup in manual.texi that indicates an example is beginning/ending. One problem, reported in BUG#4862, was that the script found only the first marked-up area -- if there was any intervening text, it wasn't copied to the help database, and so the support information appeared incomplete. Since the documentation henceforth will be in DocBook (not .texi) format, some revision is necessary in any case. This task is in the client raw idea bin, because the original task (WL#16) was there. But it might be reassignable: to the doc team because because they know where other Perl scripts for DocBook are, or to the GUI team since they too have a "help" option. See also: WL#16 "Command line help for MySQL" client-sprint task (done) (Jani). BUG#4862 'help' topics sometimes contain only one syntax ... (Harrison).
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