Re: Proving an MS standard

Subject: Re: Proving an MS standard
From: Tom Murrell <trmurrell -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2001 16:40:35 -0800 (PST)

--- Scott Turner <sturner -at- airmail -dot- net> wrote:
> The real problem is that there is no table of contents, there is no
> index. You cannot effectively search the book. A real reason not to
> use HTML for online documentation.

Pardon me if I disagree with this conclusion. I agree that the lack of a TOC
and a search capability are drawbacks, but that's not the fault of HTML. It's
the fault of the document or site designer. Just because a tool or mark up
language is misused is no reason to declare the tool faulty.

I put HTML documentation online all the time. The documents are searchable and
have TOCs. (So now what's the problem with HTML?)

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Tom Murrell
Lead Technical Writer
Alliance Data Systems
Columbus, Ohio
mailto:trmurrell -at- yahoo -dot- com
Personal Web Page - http://home.columbus.rr.com/murrell/

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