XML or Java Help?

Subject: XML or Java Help?
From: kelli -dot- lewis -at- onyxgfx -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2001 07:28:49 -0600

Jumping in on the XML documentation thread, does anyone out there use XML or
> Java to create online help? I have heard bits and pieces from people about
> it's the "wave of the future" but is that really the case? Recently, I have
> been looking into XML and, with the help of online tutorials and a trial copy
> XMetal Pro, have managed to learn the basics but I still have no clue as to
> it all works itself into the documentation end of things.
> I would love to jump from ForeHelp into something new and "cutting edge," but
> there really anything out there that's stable and supported enough to be
> a solution? If I could find something that would work for single-sourcing,
> would be awesome.
> >From Scott Turner's comments, I gather that XML isn't really the latest and
> greatest documentation solution. Any other thoughts on that issue? How about
> Java Help? What tools are used to create Java Help and is anyone using it as
> standard? I guess my main question is should I just stick with ForeHelp and
> wait for XML and Java to mature.
> Thoughts?
> Kelli Lewis
> Technical Writer
> Onyx Graphics
> (801) 984-5323


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