Re: Anyone familiar with MS HTML HELP?

Subject: Re: Anyone familiar with MS HTML HELP?
From: Mike Stockman <stockman -at- jagunet -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 10 May 2001 16:31:05 -0400

On 05/10/2001 12:54 PM, Gene Hirayama (yujigh -at- yahoo -dot- com) wrote:

>When you're linking the .chm Help file on a web page,
>is there a way to NOT have the Save File dialog

In theory? Yes, according to Microsoft. I've never met anyone who could
get it to work, however, and Microsoft's developer help threw up their
hands when I showed them my example and said "Why isn't it working?" The
trick seems to be creating a URL (that only works in Explorer, of course)
that uses the ms-its: protocol. Microsoft refers to using the "new
standard HTML Help URL" in their docs. Um, hello? Microsoft? It's not a
standard if you're the only ones who know about it...

One knowledgebase article that talks about this is:


I agree with the others who say to bag compiled HTML help and go with
straight HTML.

Hope this helps,

stockman -at- jagunet -dot- com -- AOL and AOL Instant Messenger:MStockman


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