Re: naming methods in manuals

Subject: Re: naming methods in manuals
From: David Castro <thetechwriter -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2001 09:32:35 -0800 (PST)

> I'm leaning toward using the long name the first
> time the name appears in each HTML file and the shorter name for the other
> instances in each file. Does the fact that the manual will appear online
> (and won't necessarily be read linearly) affect whether we use the long or
> short name?

I read the responses you received yesterday for your post. The one thing I
didn't see mentioned was search engines. If a user searches using the long
term, then every topic that deals with that term should pop up. By using the
long term the first time in each HTML, you would assure that the topics would
show up when full-text searching on the long term.

-David Castro
email -at- davidcastro -dot- com

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