Xic contains a comprehensive HTML-based on-line help system. The help viewer can also function as a web browser, providing access to internet resources. The viewer can serve as an input device for scripts, i.e., the window would contain a form which provides parameters to a script. The help database can be augmented by the user, allowing local information to be easily accessed.
Xic is internet aware, and can actually open design files served by a remote HTTP or FTP host. Files can also be opened in response to clicking on links in the help viewer.