Frans Englich frans.englich at telia.com
Mon Aug 23 22:09:10 BST 2004

On Monday 23 August 2004 16:25, Jason Keirstead wrote:
> On August 23, 2004 12:06 pm, Jason Bainbridge wrote:
> > I am guessing there has been some threads on kde-usability that we
> > have missed in regards to itents on changing the content of the UIG
> > but right now all it involves is improving the format and
> > maintainability of the guide so from a kde-www point of view this is a
> > good thing.
> Just as a comment -
> As a developer, I really prefer the old format. The old format had a nice
> contents bar on the right that let you quickly jump around the guide to the
> parts you felt were important. This new version has no such navigation tool
> - You basically have to keep hitting the back button to go back to the
> index page, then click the hotlink there.

(there's also the Home button)

> If a navbar could be added to the new version that would be great.

Yes, I tried because I think it would be a good idea too. Unfortunately, 
XML+KDE's PHP framework works just as well as the Coffee+Laptop combination, 
although claiming a broken hard disc is the result would be to exaggerate. 
There's two problems(AFAIK) for reaching a perfect result:

1. To have a per-file menu, instead of per-directory is currently not 
possible(the php code opens a menu.inc in current directory). Jason 
Bainbridge looked at the code and concluded it isn't that hard to fix:

2. To be able to build a hierarchy in the menu without having the actual 
content sorted into multiple directories. Currently, the only way to add a 
category is to use the appendDir function, which creates a link to a 
directory. That shouldn't be hard to fix either, but I know just as much 
about PHP as about separating coffee and laptop.

I think Olaf Jan(KDE Accessibility) will have a look at it some time, and I 
will look on it too, thanks.


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