Philipp,

Pages are seriously deprecated -- do not use them. Many things will
not work, they are not supported in workflows, the API, et cetera.
They only still exist for backward compatibility with ANCIENT tools.

Thanks,
James


-- jt


On Tue, Aug 12, 2014 at 4:59 AM, Hans-Philipp Brachvogel
<hans-philipp.brachvo...@student.uni-tuebingen.de> wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I found that it is possible for tool-xmls defined with <page> tags to also 
> have multipage helps, but this feature is not really documented and also does 
> not work because of a tiny bug. You can have multipage helps by writing 
> something like this (if your tool has two <page>s):
>
> <help>
>      <page>
>           Helptext for page 1
>      </page>
>      <page>
>
>           Helptext for page 2
>      </page>
> </help>
>
>
> But for it to work one has to fix the following:
> rev 13771:7a4d321c0e38
> file lib/galaxy/tools/__init__.py
> expression starting at line 1439:
>
>             self.help_by_page = [ Template( rst_to_html( help_header + x + 
> help_footer,
>                                             input_encoding='utf-8', 
> output_encoding='utf-8',
>                                             default_filters=[ 'decode.utf8' ],
>                                             encoding_errors='replace' ) )
>                                   for x in self.help_by_page ]
>
> The bracket is misplaced and the whole thing should instead be:
>
>             self.help_by_page = [ Template( rst_to_html( help_header + x + 
> help_footer),
>                                             input_encoding='utf-8', 
> output_encoding='utf-8',
>                                             default_filters=[ 'decode.utf8' ],
>                                             encoding_errors='replace' )
>                                   for x in self.help_by_page ]
>
> One question: <page> is deprecated, does this mean there will be no multipage 
> tools in the future? Or will there be (or is already?) an alternative system?
>
> Best,
> Philipp
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