Re: HTML as help (was Re: Really Quick Guide to Good HTML)

Keith M. Corbett (kmc@specialform.com)
Sat, 09 Mar 1996 02:44:05 -0500


Message-Id: <2.2.16.19960309074405.3b37e1aa@tiac.net>
Date: Sat, 09 Mar 1996 02:44:05 -0500
To: Derek Harding <derek@tpdinc.com>
From: "Keith M. Corbett" <kmc@specialform.com>
Subject: Re: HTML as help (was Re: Really Quick Guide to Good HTML)
Cc: boo@best.com (Walter Ian Kaye), www-html@w3.org

At 08:53 PM 2/23/96 -0800, Derek Harding wrote:
>At 12:10 AM 21-02-96 -0800, Walter Ian Kaye wrote:
>>At 7:40p 02/20/96, Paul Prescod wrote:
>>>some operating systems use HTML as the standard online help format.
>>Hmm, very interesting. Which OS's are those?

SCO Unix is one.

>Linux FT comes with a preconfigured httpd and lynx browser and provides the
>documentation through HTML pages.

The Linux Documentation Project uses a custom SGML DTD based on QWERTZ for
smaller help oriented documents ("How Tos").  

The Linuxdoc-SGML tool converts SGML using the sgmls toolkit and replacement
text mapping files.  Output formats are LaTeX (to DVI and PostScript), HTML,
and plain text.  The tools are all freely available. 

See <http://sunsite.unc.edu/mdw/linux.html> for more info.

/kmc
\kmc