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Which Help file format is best for an application running in a Firefox browser?


I am writing a Help file system for a Web-based application that runs in Firefox 13. I need to make sure that the Help file output is compatible with a Firefox platform. Which types of Help platforms are compatible with Firefox? For example: .chm, .html, .xhtml, etc.?

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Tyler Downer
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Why are you still running Firefox 13? Please update IMMEDIATELY to Firefox 18.0.1, there are dozens of critical security issues in Firefox 13 that aren't fixed until Firefox 18

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Thanks for your response. Right now, we are developing on the old platform. Unfortunately, updating to Firefox 18 is out of my control.

With that in mind: what Help platforms are compatible with Firefox? Thanks.

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The HTML format should work in all modern browsers if you use W3C compliant code.

Other formats only work in specific browsers like IE.