Re: Best Modern Alternative to CHM?

Subject: Re: Best Modern Alternative to CHM?
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 13 Aug 2017 10:30:21 -0700

The Paligo HTM5 web help I'm currently using has very fast search.
Looks like it uses lunr.js. The generated index is around 400 KB for a
doc that's around 8 MB in PDF format.

Flare's help was about the weakest on the market the last time I
compared. I don't know why they haven't put more resources into that.

On Sun, Aug 13, 2017 at 10:20 AM, Mark Giffin <mgiffin -at- earthlink -dot- net> wrote:
> Acknowledged that .chm has been improved upon in many ways. No argument.
> It's too old and out of date to be of much practical use today.
> But not everything has been improved upon, that I have seen. I haven't seen
> anything faster than the compiled binary search inside a .chm. I'm thinking
> of Flare webhelp output with self-contained search, or any other "webhelp" -
> they are slower in my experience. Suitehelp search was pretty good but not
> quite as fast as chm. And general search on a website seems much slower.
> Have you found something with really fast search?
> On 6/29/2017 11:59 AM, Robert Lauriston wrote:
>> MS HTML Help has been improved upon in countless ways. Some newer help
>> systems are much faster, particularly at searching. They're far more
>> customizable and extensible.
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