Defining See Also Links
See Also links are associative links (Alinks) that identify other topics that may be of interest to the user of the current topic. These links use internal identifiers to define the links and the list is built dynamically based on the topics available when the user displays the links. See Also links are important to use with larger help sets and merged help sets. For more information about which output formats support this feature, see “Features Available in Each Output Format” on page 9.
Related topics and See Also links provide similar capabilities, but there are several important differences:
See Also links must link to styles that start a new topic, such as a heading.
See Also links are dynamic and the lists of links are built at display time instead of during help generation.
Since See Also link lists are dynamically built, they do not include links to topics that are not available when the user displays the links. If a related topics list contains a broken link in the source document, that link is broken in the generated output for most output formats.