Re: Opinions about AuthorIt

Subject: Re: Opinions about AuthorIt
From: Sandy Harris <sandy -at- storm -dot- ca>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 24 Jun 2004 10:32:31 +0800


Chris Despopoulos wrote:

QUESTION:
Is there any authority who claims reference information cannot be properly placed in online help?

I'd tend to the opposite position. To me, the 1970s design of Unix
manuals sets a minumum standard that any computer documentation
should meet:

complete reference information
entirely available online
printable
extensively cross referenced

I'm definitely not saying the man page format is the right way
to do all documentation, but I do think the above list is a
baseline we should all try to meet.




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