The following list identifies the new or substantially enhanced features provided in this release of the AnswerBook2 software.
Man pages (Reference Manual) in AnswerBook2 format
Traditional UNIX®-style manual (man) pages are available in AnswerBook2 format. The search interface allows you to choose to search only the SGML-based man pages installed on the documentation server.
Support for multimedia content
If the document source includes audio or video files, the AnswerBook2 system lets you access them according to what you have defined in your browser for audio and video support.
Ability to run an AnswerBook2 server directly from the Solaris 7 Documentation CD (server administrators only)
You can run the AnswerBook2 server directly from the Solaris 7 Documentation CD using the ab2cd script, if you have the CD and you have root access to the system on which the CD is connected. For detailed information about this feature, see "To Run a Documentation Server From the Solaris 7 Documentation CD".
Ability to use various CGI-based web servers (server administrators only)
The AnswerBook2 server can run either as an NSAPI plug-in using the server that is included in the AnswerBook2 server packages or as a CGI-based application using any httpd server that supports CGI (such as Netscape ServerTM or Sun WebServerTM). For detailed information about changing to a CGI-based web server and some possible limitations, see "Running the AnswerBook2 Server as a CGI Process".
Ability to control display of style sheet errors (server administrators only)
To control whether the word "BUG" is displayed to the users in red when style sheet errors occur, turn on or off the AnswerBook2 debugging function. You set this when you start up the document server. For more information, see Starting and Stopping the Documentation Server in the AnswerBook2 Help.