I’m glad you find our Internet documentation offering useful.
The search definitely does work on the Internet, provided the user has not
disabled Java in his/her browser. However, we are aware that the
performance of the search software via Internet is poor, and we are also
aware that some customers may have reasons for disabling Java.
An alternative server-based search tool is available and we shall be
experimenting with it in the near future. The disadvantage of this
alternative is that documentation would not work directly from a CD-ROM
or if you just copied it to disk – you would need to set up a servlet (for
example in Tomcat).
The work-around for your problem is to download the documentation from
our web server onto a local disk, then check that your browser settings
allow local Java applets to run. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the
speed of the full-text search.
To answer Wilfried’s question: We are actively investigating another
search mechanism for our online HTML documentation.
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