How to answer "How do I add HTML content to Confluence?"?

Actually more of a discussion than an answer, but it might be interesting to a few others.

I work as a super user for Confluence in tech company. I have gotten questions about how to include HTML content to a Confluence page, since we now use it for project documentation.

There is a macro for that, I know, but then it isn't HTML only: It is a set of HTML files, with navigation links, and JavaScript, and autogenerated images. Doxygen output is one example of the things I'm talking about.

My answer so far is: Don't bother, use a normal web server. And my thought is: Isn't this like asking for a browser plugin to run inside their browser?

Is there anyone who has a better answer?

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One possible way

you create a dir in you CONFLUENCE_HOME/confluence (say, in your case, doxy)

in the directory CONFLUENCE_HOME/confluence/doxy, you place your html files (say index.html)

index will be available at the address http://server:port/doxy/index.html , nicely decorated.

voila !

The idea being: no, it is not. Some people will want nicely decorated pages: so you may customize confluence to have a better decoration. Some people will want the same site for documentation (sometimes makes no sense to have a wiki and a static site - 2 separate ones)

That would make it an admin job which, frankly, I'm not too interested in doing.

The question was if there was a sensible way to do this, or if it is, like I think, best to seperate the two things since the concepts are so different.

AppFusions' plugin Doxygen for Atlassian Confluence support this need.

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