Re: Proving an MS standard

Subject: Re: Proving an MS standard
From: Tom Murrell <trmurrell -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2001 16:40:35 -0800 (PST)

--- Scott Turner <sturner -at- airmail -dot- net> wrote:
> The real problem is that there is no table of contents, there is no
> index. You cannot effectively search the book. A real reason not to
> use HTML for online documentation.

Pardon me if I disagree with this conclusion. I agree that the lack of a TOC
and a search capability are drawbacks, but that's not the fault of HTML. It's
the fault of the document or site designer. Just because a tool or mark up
language is misused is no reason to declare the tool faulty.

I put HTML documentation online all the time. The documents are searchable and
have TOCs. (So now what's the problem with HTML?)

Tom Murrell
Lead Technical Writer
Alliance Data Systems
Columbus, Ohio
mailto:trmurrell -at- yahoo -dot- com
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