Re: HTML vs HTML Help

Subject: Re: HTML vs HTML Help
From: William Swallow <WSWALLOW -at- COMMSOFT -dot- NET>
Date: Wed, 28 Jul 1999 09:56:30 -0400

HTML is what you pretty much see every day on the Web. It's (usually)
viewable on any browser and is (usually) heavy in markup and light on

HTML Help (usually distinguished as MS HTML Help for clarification) is an MS
Help solution that combines all the goodies from WinHelp with all the
goodies that HTML has to offer. This is an Internet Explorer 3.x+ solution
(3.x requires additional plug-ins and allows only limited functionality).

HTML-based Help is similar to MS HTML Help but is (mostly) a cross-platform,
browser-independent Help solution. Most systems of this type sport
Java-based interfaces rather than Active-X. Some work as nicely as MS HTML
Help, some better, some worse.

For more information on these technologies, please reference the following
sites or join the WINHLP-L mailing list.

Bill Swallow
Technical Writer
a subsidiary of Billing Concepts
Albany NY
(518) 433-7698
mailto:wswallow -at- commsoft -dot- net

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