Topic File Names (HTML)

For HTML5 outputs, HTML file names are normally generated automatically, but it is also possible to set it individually.

Paligo has a number of options for how the HTML output file name is auto-generated. It uses either the UUID (Universal Unique Identifier), the title of a topic, or the name of the resource to generate the HTML file name, depending on your settings in the Layout Editor.

However, you can also set the output file name individually for particular topics if needed. This can be useful if you are using the option to create the file name from the topic title, for instance, and then need to change the title. By setting the output file as below, you can then make sure it doesn't change even though you change the title.

To manually set the file name for a topic:

  1. Open the topic in Paligo.

  2. In the Element Structure Menu, select the top section element and then select Go to element.

  3. In the Element attributes section, give the section element the xinfo:outname attribute.

  4. Set the value of the xinfo:outname attribute to the name you want for the published file. You only need to enter the file name.


    Do not include the file extension at the end.

  5. Select Save.

When you publish to HTML, the file name for the topic is set to the value you defined for the xinfo:outname attribute.