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Sun JavaHelp

To deliver help on multiple platforms, you need a solution that runs on all those platforms. This solution helps you avoid complications of each platform and allows you to deliver one solution that meets the needs on all your platforms. This common solution can save development time and effort.

ePublisher supports several Java-based help output formats, such as Eclipse Help, Oracle Help, and Sun JavaHelp, that provide a common solution for multiple platforms without JavaScript support. WebWorks Help also provides a cross-platform solution, but it requires JavaScript support. If you are delivering a Java-based application, or if your environment does not support JavaScript, a Java-based help solution can help you deliver your help content.

The Sun JavaHelp formats (JavaHelp 1.1.3 and JavaHelp 2.0) produce help systems for applications written in the Java programming language. Sun JavaHelp uses HTML files and cascading style sheets, but Sun JavaHelp is not usually displayed in a Web browser. Sun JavaHelp users usually view the help system in the Sun JavaHelp viewer application or in a custom viewer application created by your application developers.

Sun JavaHelp is recommended to create help for an application written in the Java programming language. Sun JavaHelp includes a navigation pane with Contents, Index, and Search tabs, and a topic pane that displays the actual help content topics.

The Sun JavaHelp output format delivers online help for a Java application and has no dependency on JavaScript. When deciding whether to use the Sun JavaHelp output format, review the following considerations:

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