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Subject:HTML context sensitive help From:Alexander Von_obert <avobert -at- TWH -dot- MSN -dot- SUB -dot- ORG> Date:Mon, 4 Nov 1996 18:41:00 +0100
* Antwort auf eine Nachricht von Alexander Von_obert an Keith Jeremy Posner am
within a few hours I got some response from Netscape - mentally, this company
is far, far away from me :-)
I should clarify a detail:
AV> Bottom line: If your programmers insert another call and are
AV> willing to supply the HTML infrastructure, you can easily use
AV> HTML instead of Winhelp. But do your users a favour and do NOT
AV> use Netscape 3 extensions :-)
as soon as I start Netscape Navigator 3 for Win31, I can hardly start another
application. What I wished to express was: If you do not watch out, your HTML
browser will use more resources than your application.
I did not mention Microsoft Explorer which would have about the same problems:
Microsoft intends to do all of the MS-Windows surface in HTML. Within two
or so many of us will write online help using some HTML dialect.
In the meantime your programmers could buy toolboxes they insert in their
programs. You can do this quite easily with HTML 2.0, but this does not lead
to "cool" surfaces.