Javascript in documentation

Subject: Javascript in documentation
From: John Trollope <John_Trollope -at- WATSONWYATT -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 1997 08:29:49 -0400

Hello Techweilers,

I collected all the javascripts which I feel could be useful for technical
writers. I found these scripts by doing a search for link:javascript in Alta
Vista.

In case you missed that post, here is what I came up with:

- A pull-down menu where the user can select the page they want to read.
This avoids having to have a long list of links.
- a window "popup" script
- messages in the status window
- changing one image with another with the onMouseover (for "highlighting"
an image)
- loading files within a file using the SCR command (for avoiding typing
copyright, contact information on every page)

Yvonne has told me of a way of doing client-side image maps, so I'll be doing
some experimenting today.

All of these can be found at this address
http://easyweb.easynet.co.uk/~john.trollope/scripts/

There shouldn't be any error messages as I have put in an index.htm file.

Cheers,
John

P.s. Java and Javascript *are not the same thing* Java is a cross-platform
(i.e. it works on PCs Apples, Amigas, etc) programming language that is compiled
and is an executable program. Javascript is a scripting language like HTML - it
is just giving instructions to the browser on what to do. Javascript is, if you
wish, "advanced html".

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