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Re: Bug: undeletable section in a document

From: Irene Vatton <Irene.Vatton@inrialpes.fr>
Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2001 17:59:26 +0200
To: Joe Gittings <joe.gittings@ucl.ac.uk>
Cc: Irene Vatton <Irene.Vatton@inrialpes.fr>, www-amaya <www-amaya@w3.org>, Irene.Vatton@inrialpes.fr
Message-Id: <20010614155926.058BFC@maiana.inrialpes.fr>

Hi Joe,

You're completely right, we have to fix the problem.
I just tried to explain the cause of the trouble and a possible solution for 
you.

> Thanks for the response. A few thoughts:
> 
> i) As the developer this is very obvious to you.  But as a user, it was completely
> non-obvious! I had absolutely no way of knowing that I should hit Esc. All I could
> see was that Amaya wasn't deleting what I asked it to. At the very least, it would
> be a good idea for Amaya to display an informative messsage box in this situation.
> 
> ii) I don't believe I was trying to do anything unreasonable in this situation. I
> wanted to delete a particular block of text, and Amaya wouldn't let me. Hitting
> Esc means I end up deleting more than I want to. If Amaya is a WYSIWYG editor,
> surely there shouldn't be such a concept as an "inconsistent selection", as this
> is forcing users to take account of the underlying HTML/MathML.
> 
> iii) If I enlarge the selection, delete it, and then Undo the deletion, I can then
> delete the area I originally wanted to delete. This suggests to me that it should
> have been possible to delete that area in the first place...
> 
> Sorry to be a pain, but I am using Amaya a lot, and am just putting the user's
> point of view!
> 
> Joe
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