Re: HTML vs. PDF?

Subject: Re: HTML vs. PDF?
From: Geoff Lane <geoff -at- GJCTECH -dot- FORCE9 -dot- NET>
Date: Fri, 8 Aug 1997 15:51:39 +0100

On 8 August 1997, Geoff Hart geoff-h -at- MTL -dot- FERIC -dot- CA wrote:
>
> For online information, the jury is still out. Microsoft
> has decreed that everyone must have the internet on our
> desktops, whether we want it there or not, and in the
> Microsoft environment, it's hard to see how any other
> standard than HTML help will survive in the long run. I'll
> be interested to see whether they port their HTML help
> engine to the Mac for use with Microsoft products there. I
> know nothing about UNIX online info., so can't comment.
>

FWIW, I'm currently evaluating the beta HTML Help Workshop. In the
documentation, Microsoft state (of the beta version) "The Java applet
planned as a cross-platform solution for Table of Contents and Index is not
included". From this, I infer that the final release will support anything
that supports either ActiveX or Java.

HTH

Geoff Lane
(geoff -at- gjctech -dot- force9 -dot- net)
Languages with GOTO's are Wirth-less !

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