Re: Online help & HTML: what are the compromises?

Subject: Re: Online help & HTML: what are the compromises?
From: "Wayne J. Douglass" <wayned -at- VERITY -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 24 Feb 1997 09:44:22 -0800

At 12:31 PM 2/24/97 +0100, Jennifer O Neill wrote:

>Any advice? Is HTML the way forward, and if so, which one (there seem to
>be lots around? What are the compromises with HTML?
>
There are no good answers to your case. You have too many irreconcilable
requirements. As long as printing is a requirement you won't be satisfied
with the output from HTML. If your OEMs want to fiddle with the
documentation (but are unwilling to learn HTML, you're going to have to
supply them with source (Word files, or whatever) anyway. Stick with Word,
if that's what your customers want, and if you must translate to HTML, try
some relatively cheap translation SW like HTML Transit or Microsoft's own
Internet Assistant.

Good luck.

--Wayne Douglass

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