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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:Thu, 15 Feb 2001 08:35:10 -0800 (PST)
--- Scott Turner <sturner -at- airmail -dot- net> wrote:
> >At 1:38 PM -0800 2/14/2001, Scott Turner 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.
> I have monitored this list long enough to know that when technical
> writers encounter this sort of shoddy work, they are very vocal
> revealing it. Am I to be corrected or brought to task simply because
> the owner of the information is Microsoft?
> I beg to differ.
It seems to me that a reasonable reading of your original comments is that they
were directed at HTML, not at the poor design and implementation of it at the
site in question. I know that's what I reacted to. I'm neither a Microsoft
supporter nor a Microsoft basher.
I'm sorry but I'm still not able to make the leap from "A real reason not to
use HTML for online documentation" to Microsoft designed and implemented this
part of their site badly.
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