Re: UNIX OnLine Help

Subject: Re: UNIX OnLine Help
From: Kent Dannehl <kdannehl -at- STARFISHSOFTWARE -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 5 Feb 1997 11:08:20 -0800

Tina,
you would be better off using the Help api of the Unix platform
in question. Most SVR 4 Unix platforms (Sun HP) use CDE help
which uses a version of SGML called HelpTag to markup text
for disply in their help engine. SCO uses a modifed mosaic
HTML browser to display HTML 2.0 (no tables) based help.

kent

At 09:27 AM 2/5/97 PST, Bernice Kieffer wrote:
>Tina:
>
>To the best of my knowledge, there really isn't much out there for UNIX
OnLine
>Help.
>If you want to do WinHelp type files such as ROBOhelp produces you could
try a
>product called HyperHelp but out by Bristol Technology.
>A better bet however would be using HTML help files since most UNIX users are
>net connected.
>Finally, you could do what my product group has done and use an
>in-house-designed Tcl/Tkl based help tool. We use ASCII based files for the
>Context Sensistive help in the product then open the Acrobat Reader for
>viewing/printing of Manuals.
>In my opinion you would probably be best off using an HTML Help system
since it
>appears to be the wave of the future.
>
>
>bernice kieffer
>Technical Writer/Course Developer
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