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Subject:3 Cheers RTF is dying From:SANDRA CHARKER <scharker -at- OZEMAIL -dot- COM -dot- AU> Date:Sat, 10 Feb 1996 06:47:33 +1000
> At about 1:15 pm Pacific Time today, Ralph Walden, development
> lead for the Windows Help group at Microsoft, told a seminar
> at the WinHelp 96 conference in Seattle that by the time the
> next version of the Windows operating system is released
> (Windows '97 in early 1997), Help will no longer be done using
> the current WinHelp compiler or viewer and that Help content
> will be prepared not with RTF, but with HTML.
Yay! Ripper Digger Beauty Bottler Whooopeeeeeeeee
And another proprietary 'standard' starts to stagger. Taking a charitable view,
let us congratulate Microsoft on their move to open standards (politely
averting our eyes from "some proprietary functionality to accomodate the
context-sensitive environment" on the assumption that it will be in the program
calls) and watch with fascination for Netscape's response.
In the meantime, those who are woken in the night by cross-platform help have a
Good Thought to help them back to sleep.
scharker -at- ozemail -dot- com -dot- au
** Never express yourself more
** clearly than you can think
** ... Nils Bohr