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Re: Trace prototypes available on the Web and to be presented at CSUN

From: Daniel Dardailler <danield@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 09 Mar 1999 14:54:32 +0100
Message-Id: <199903091354.OAA17446@www47.inria.fr>
To: mark novak <menovak@facstaff.wisc.edu>
cc: w3c-wai-er-ig@w3.org

> there are actually 4 different samples listed here, each zip file contains
> a readme
> type text file with more explanation

More explanation on how to install it, but not really on how it
operates (which may be evident if you know the MS PowerToy technology)
 
> There are simply HTML files that the browser reads to create another
> "window" containing a 'script that reads the original web page per
> the users interest, for example, provide a list of headers.  The
> nice thing about power toys in IE is the ability to attach them to
> the context menu.

I understand there are two different pieces: the attachment/firing
itself, which is done using the Windows registry and some MS
javascript hacking, and the script itself, parsing and generating the
Hx clickable index for instance.

Do you have a pointer on how the first part (menu attach + javascript
defer stuff) works (I guess the MS PowerToy home page should be it) so
that the second part can more easily be adapted (once one knows the
dependencies on the first part and can get rid of them).

I guess a gateway could insert the script piece up front plus a
"create a Hx navigation window" to replace the window/registry stuff
eventually.

> The html file source is available and could be "changed" for use in
> other browsers.

Are you planning to achieve any porting at Trace ?

 
Interesting work in any case, thanks for the announce.
Received on Tuesday, 9 March 1999 08:54:38 GMT

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