Re: Javahelp

Subject: Re: Javahelp
From: Scott Wahl <wahl_scott -at- yahoo -dot- ca>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2001 15:39:08 -0500 (EST)

Hi Sanjay,

We use JavaHelp for a Java application. It is fairly
slow (like most Java apps) but works quite well. We
have found it reasonably straightforward to implement,
and the full-text search is nice. I would recommend
JavaHelp for a Java application.

I would not recommend using JavaHelp for a plain
web-based application: just go with basic HTML or, if
you prefer, one of the many HTML-based help systems.

Also note that JavaHelp does not currently have
server-based version (although one is apparently in
the works) so it is not appropriate for Java applets,
only applications.

Hope this helps.


Scott Wahl
Manager, Customer Documentation
Bridgewater Systems Corporation

--- Sanjay Srikonda <SSrikonda -at- invlink -dot- com> wrote:
> Hi Whirlers:
> I have a question RE: my company wants to
> investigate using javahelp for the
> web-based application they're going to be delivering
> soon.
> Now, the things I've read about this led me to
> believe that this is NOT a
> good way to go, that Javahelp needs the JDK
> installed, as well as it's
> browser-independent, and sometimes buggy.
> Can anyone give me any real-world experiences as to
> the pros and cons of
> using Javahelp?
> TIA,
> sanjay

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