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Re: PROV-ISSUE-345 (delineate-constraints): style hinders readability: constraints not separated clearly enough [prov-dm-constraints]

From: James Cheney <jcheney@inf.ed.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 21 May 2012 20:05:52 +0100
Cc: Provenance Working Group <public-prov-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <713CBA51-832D-45EE-B0D1-C6E46CDBE4DE@inf.ed.ac.uk>
To: Timothy Lebo <lebot@rpi.edu>
Hi,

I tried to address the anchor/linking issue at one point.  The problem is that the CSS for constraint boxes defines the anchor target, thus links to the constrant go there, below any preceding text.  One (hacky) way to solve this is to put the same id on the paragraph where we want the link to land, and hope that the browser goes to the first matching id.  But this is evil because then the ids are not unique within the document.

Given time constraints, I elected to leave it broken and solicit better ideas for how to make links to constraint ids go to the right place.  One possibility is to set it up so that constraint boxes do not generate an id, but instead leave it up to the editor (i.e. me) to write the id in the appropriate place.

Any other ideas?

--James

On May 21, 2012, at 6:51 PM, Timothy Lebo wrote:

> One part to consider is where the anchor "lands" - it does not show the narrative that appears above the constraint.
> 
> Ideally, the anchor would be moved to above the narrative, so one could read it without scrolling up.
> 
> But I did notice that divs were added to delineate the narrative+constraint. That was the main aspect of this issue (which is addressed).
> 
> -TIm
> 
> On May 21, 2012, at 11:02 AM, James Cheney wrote:
> 
>> Hi,
>> 
>> I believe this issue has been addressed.  Tim, do you agree with closing it?
>> 
>> --James
>> 
>> On Apr 11, 2012, at 3:44 PM, Provenance Working Group Issue Tracker wrote:
>> 
>>> PROV-ISSUE-345 (delineate-constraints): style hinders readability: constraints not separated clearly enough [prov-dm-constraints]
>>> 
>>> http://www.w3.org/2011/prov/track/issues/345
>>> 
>>> Raised by: Timothy Lebo
>>> On product: prov-dm-constraints
>>> 
>>> http://dvcs.w3.org/hg/prov/raw-file/default/model/releases/ED-prov-dm-20120402/prov-dm-constraints.html#usage-precedes-invalidation
>>> 
>>> does not clearly delineate where the discussion for one constraint starts and where the next ends. This makes it unreasonably difficult to read.
>>> 
>>> BLOCKER for release as public draft.
>>> 
>>> This can be fixed with styling to visually separate the pile of constraints.
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>> 
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