Re: ANN: Microsoft update (WinHelp)

Subject: Re: ANN: Microsoft update (WinHelp)
From: doc -at- edwordsmith -dot- com
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 25 May 2006 12:49:36 -0700

On Thursday 25 May 2006 11:29, Geoff Lane wrote:
> On Thursday, May 25, 2006, Bill Swallow wrote;
> > To be fair, HTML Help was designed as a locally deployed UA solution,
> > not a networked UA solution.
> IIRC, we've had this discussion previously on HATT. It most definitely
> wasn't designed for local deployment only

IIRC, the thrust of the original HTML Help was to deliver only the requested
page without having to download the entire .chm file in order to get the
requested page. This design was touted, at the time it was introduced, as
devised specifically to make it faster at delivering centralized help over a

If hackers have been putting that vision to the acid test and succeeded, then
I guess we're back to pushing updated help files to workstations. Or are we
all the way back to sneakernet again? Hot diggity, maybe I can write off my
iPod and Nikes!

Ned Bedinger
doc -at- edwordsmith -dot- com

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ANN: Microsoft update (WinHelp): From: Char James-Tanny
Re: ANN: Microsoft update (WinHelp): From: Bill Swallow
Re: ANN: Microsoft update (WinHelp): From: Geoff Lane

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