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Re: new javascript for syntax selection

From: Bijan Parsia <bparsia@cs.man.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2008 09:26:04 +0100
Message-Id: <F967B48E-25ED-4ECD-A1C7-72E5558B3945@cs.man.ac.uk>
Cc: Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>, public-owl-wg@w3.org, public-rif-wg@w3.org
To: Ian Horrocks <ian.horrocks@comlab.ox.ac.uk>

On Jul 28, 2008, at 3:11 AM, Ian Horrocks wrote:

> On 27 Jul 2008, at 22:45, Sandro Hawke wrote:
>
>>
>>> I can select and de-select OK using Firefox 2.0.0.15 on a MacBook  
>>> Pro
>>> (Intel).
>>
>> (I haven't gone back to figure out the problem for non-firefox  
>> users.)
>>
>>> The scrolling is a bit weird/annoying at times (it scrolls the  
>>> screen
>>> so that the syntax selection box is at the top), but I don't know if
>>> there is much you can do about that.
>>
>> Yeah, there's a theoretical problem there: when you select or  
>> deselect a
>> box, it changes the size of the document, quite a lot, so you get
>> totally lost (if any of the changes are above you in the  
>> document).  So
>> I made it add an anchor and jump to that anchor.    I'd be  
>> interested in
>> better ideas.
>>
>> (I suppose one option would be to have a section with a scroll  
>> bar, for
>> each example, that never changes in size.  Another option would be to
>> have the check boxes just change that example.
>
> I would strongly prefer this. I was pretty surprised to discover  
> that checking a box attached to a specific section caused all the  
> other sections to change too.

The original tabs did this and Peter didn't like it :)

Perhaps this is because there's two modes of interaction? One is  
setting the overall default for the document and the other is doing  
quick switches for a particular example.

>> Maybe there could also
>> be a button that said "apply these preferences everywhere in this
>> document" (more briefly), and that one would lose your place.   Or  
>> maybe
>> at the very top there would be a control that affect all the  
>> examples,
>> and the other controls would only affect their particular  
>> example..... I
>> kind of like that.)
>
> This would also be my strong preference, i.e., a control at the top  
> that affects the whole document; check boxes that only change the  
> relevant example.

Oops, I see we're there :)

Cheers,
Bijan.
Received on Monday, 28 July 2008 08:26:49 GMT

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