Re: A clue on HTML Help (long)

Subject: Re: A clue on HTML Help (long)
From: Stephen Victor <svictor -at- HOUSTON -dot- GEOQUEST -dot- SLB -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 21 May 1997 13:31:05 -0500

Bill Bledsoe wrote:
> It works basically the same way that a WinHelp file would be called,
> except that instead of calling a .hlp file and invoking the Winhelp
> viewer, you call an HTML file and invoke a subset of MSIE instead. One
> Again, you author HTML (or convert legacy stuff to it), and make a call
> from your application to a Netscape browser, which displays your HTML
> file as opposed to a .hlp file. You call up a full Netscape browser, or
> customize one for your needs. With NS Communicator and through

How is licensing handled for distributing the browsers? MSIE is free, so
maybe no licensing is necessary, but for most people Netscape isn't
free. Do you distribute a browser with your help files, or do you assume
people already have one?

By the way, thanks for the clue, Bill.

Stephen P. Victor Phone: (713) 513-2552
Technical Writer, Software Training Fax: (713) 513-2019
Schlumberger GeoQuest svictor -at- houston -dot- geoquest -dot- slb -dot- com
5599 San Felipe, Suite 1700
Houston, Texas 77056 USA

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