HTML Help Viewer 5.3.2 - Supported Tags

This document describes the subset of HTML supported by Help.

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Comment. All tags and text within the comment are ignored by HTML Help.

Help fully supports the HREF and NAME attributes, except that:

Bold text is displayed in bright white.

Indicates the beginning of the text to be displayed.

Line break.

Code is just displayed as Bold text (in bright white).

Emphasised text, like italicised text, is displayed using the color magenta (a shade of purple).

Help puts this header 1 text in bold and puts a thick line underneath it.

<H2>, <H3>
Header 2 and 3 text is put in bold, and a new paragraph is started.

HTML header.

Creates a horizontal rule along the screen. Only a horizontal rule without any attributes is supported at present.

Denotes a HTML file.

Italicised text is displayed using the color magenta (a shade of purple).

A list object.

At present, ordered lists are rendered as unordered lists. Embedded lists are not supported.

New paragraph.

Preformatted text

Strong text, like bold text, is displayed as bright white.

Does nothing - yet.

TT text, like italicised text, is displayed using the color magenta (a shade of purple).

Embedded lists are not currently supported.

Character Entities supported in HTML Help

Over 250 character entities are supported, including all Latin-1 entities. NCRs (Numeric Character References) and UTF-8 are also supported. However, help can only display those characters that are available in the currently active DOS codepage. For a list of codepages that help is 'aware' of, type "HELP /C" at the command prompt.

General Notes on HTML Help

  1. Text is wrapped if it does not fit on the line.
  2. Tags are case insensitive, so <A HREF="FOO.HTM"> is equivelent to <a href="foo.htm">.
  3. The maximum size for a document is 64K.
  4. Only short (8.3) file names are supported.
  5. Help distinguishes between file types by filename extension. Therefore the .htm extension is recommended for HTML files.

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