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Discussion in 'Support' started by Steve Fabian, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. Steve Fabian

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    All HELP versions, starting with V10, contain an "Index" entry "Regular
    Expression Syntax". However, instead of linking to topic
    "regularexpressionsyntax.htm" they link to topic "iniadvanceddlg.htm".
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  2. rconn

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    Correct; they're referring to the option on the Advanced page to set the RE
    syntax.

    Rex Conn
    JP Software
     
  3. Steve Fabian

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    | ---Quote---
    || All HELP versions, starting with V10, contain an "Index" entry
    || "Regular Expression Syntax". However, instead of linking to topic
    || "regularexpressionsyntax.htm" they link to topic
    || "iniadvanceddlg.htm".
    | ---End Quote---
    | Correct; they're referring to the option on the Advanced page to set
    | the RE syntax.

    Since there is a topic titled the same as the index entry, IMHO it
    should be linked to the matching topic; a separate index entry, e.g.,
    "Choosing Regular Expression Syntax" should be linked to the option dialogs.
    I was searching for a topic describing RE syntax, and the option dialog was
    "off topic". Twice I got there and went back to the index to find the topic
    of interest. Finally located it as one of the choices for index entry
    "Regular expressions".
    I have now crossed this hurdle, but novices would find alternate index
    entries more intuitive.
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    Steve
     
  4. rconn

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    IMHO that'd be useless. I doubt anybody would start their search term with
    "Choosing".

    Rex Conn
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