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Re: Bug: undeletable section in a document

From: Joe Gittings <joe.gittings@ucl.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2001 17:07:23 +0100
Message-ID: <3B28E13B.3E523B14@ucl.ac.uk>
To: Irene Vatton <Irene.Vatton@inrialpes.fr>
CC: www-amaya <www-amaya@w3.org>
Thanks Irene, knowing the Esc trick will certainly help for the time being.
Joe


Irene Vatton wrote:

> 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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