RE: RoboHELP HTML Error Message

Subject: RE: RoboHELP HTML Error Message
From: Jim Shaeffer <jims -at- spsi -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2001 14:08:48 -0400

As for question 1, HTML Help 1.2 provides a stopword file named
stopword.txt (my HAT provides a different one). It lists the words
that will not be incorporated into the full text Search.
So, I surmise, any words that are listed after the 512-byte limit
will be included in the search file.
(Examining file sizes, it looks like the default stopword.txt file
is almost 512 bytes, so adding anything could be futile.)

Re: Question 2, haven't you noticed that leaving out chapters on
error messages is the standard behavior in the software industry?
Not good behavior, just standard.

Jim Shaeffer (jims -at- spsi -dot- com)

-----Original Message-----
"When compiling Microsoft HTML Help, the stop word list can only be 512
bytes long. Some stop words at the end of your list will not be used."

Question 1: Anybody out there know what this means?
Question 2: Why would a manual entitled "The Industry Standard in Help
Development" leave out a chapter on error messages?


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