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Re: 2 things at once

From: Jonathan Chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Feb 2003 16:38:09 +0000
Cc: "Jon Hanna" <jon@spin.ie>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
To: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@sidar.org>
Message-Id: <B0A85FC0-49A8-11D7-A93B-0003939B5AD0@btinternet.com>

Charles,

for the present the user must elect to open another window, it would be 
preferable to have both events in one window.

frames is a possibility, but not one I'll entertain for the obvious 
reasons. The DHTML version is so ghastly I can't bear to bother.
interleaving is not appropriate as then we no longer have 2 threads, or 
more reasonably the timing of the events is not set in stone and the 2 
processes need to be independent.

This may be a genuine HTML 'bug' that needs to be addressed for the 
future.

any other contributions are very welcome, as we are only just 
beginning....

Jonathan





On Wednesday, February 26, 2003, at 01:12 PM, Charles McCathieNevile 
wrote:

> You could use popups for this, although they are annoying, and if 
> people are going to be confused by getting several windows at once it 
> is worth thinking some more about a better way.
>
> You could split the screen using frames, or interleave the steps from 
> each process into a single story about what to do. There may be other 
> approaches.
>
> Thoughts?
>
> cheers
>
> Chaals
>
> On Wednesday, Feb 26, 2003, at 08:57 Australia/Melbourne, Jonathan 
> Chetwynd wrote:
>
>>
>> Jon,
>>
>> Is there a way to follow 2 threads using HTML* without using a pop up?
>>
>> It seems to me there is not, and this might be a problem. Many 
>> interests involve activities that occur concurrently, cookery being 
>> one.
>> mash potato is normally made whilst the mince is being prepared. 
>> Cooks flick between the two recipes.
>> Given that our resources are full page photos of each step, and run 
>> to about 10-15 pages per recipe: the back button is not useful,
>>
> --
> Charles McCathieNevile           charles@sidar.org
> Fundación SIDAR                       http://www.sidar.org
>
Received on Wednesday, 26 February 2003 11:36:12 GMT

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