Re: inline links (Re: Online help access question)

Subject: Re: inline links (Re: Online help access question)
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 5 Oct 2016 09:48:41 -0700

With the exception of UI text, does any competent tech writer in the
software business ever write a topic with the assumption that everyone
who might read it is in the right place? I don't think I ever have.
"Document thinking" = incompetent.

On Wed, Oct 5, 2016 at 9:34 AM, <mbaker -at- analecta -dot- com> wrote:

> ... Hypertext thinking vs document thinking really boils down to whether you design the topic to have navigational features (and to be self-identifying, since the reader may arrive without full context) or whether you design it on the assumption that navigation has been successfully completed before the reader arrives at the topic.
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RE: inline links (Re: Online help access question): From: Chris Despopoulos
RE: inline links (Re: Online help access question): From: mbaker
Re: inline links (Re: Online help access question): From: Chris Despopoulos
RE: inline links (Re: Online help access question): From: mbaker

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