Re: Java Help or Something Else?

Subject: Re: Java Help or Something Else?
From: Scott Miller <smiller -at- PORTAL -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 5 Feb 1999 08:47:52 -0800

A popular solution, until Java Help comes along, is to cobble together a
very simple homegrown help system using either the HotJava bean or the Ice
Browser (a Java browser). You can hand-build your TOC and index, or use the
HTML indexer available from You can even have
dialog-box level context-sensitive help. Your developer just has to modify
the browser to put some navigation buttons on, and then just link to the
URLs that you give them.

Even if you use NetHelp, the developer still has to do work to hook it up.
Plus, with a Java browser, your help is as platform-independant as the
application is.

- Scott M
smiller -at- portal -dot- com

> Well, here is my problem...
> I develop the Online Help for an application that is moving to a Java GUI
> (release is sheduled for early summer). I have proposed delivering
> NetHelp.
> I am currently working in ForeHelp.

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