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Linking from a web page to a topic in a 
HTML Help .chm that lives on a web server.

(Internet Explorer Only)

MS HTML Help CHMs are not designed to be accessed via HTTP or reside on a web server. However, it can be done.  The link below "calls" a topic from a CHM that lives on the HyperTexas web server. 

Link to a Topic Test 1 in WebTopic.CHM

<A HREF="ms-its:http://www.hypertexas.com/RHTutor/webtopic.chm::/Topic_Test_1.htm">
Link to a <b>Topic Test 1</b> in WebTopic.CHM
</a>

While this can be done, it is inefficient because the entire CHM file is transferred to the user's \Windows\Temp folder before the topic is displayed.