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Re: using amaya as editor

From: John Russell <ve3ll@cogeco.ca>
Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2003 12:47:21 -0400
To: Irene Vatton <irene.vatton@inrialpes.fr>, ve3ll@cogeco.ca, www-amaya@w3.org
Message-ID: <3EE87659.1755.CF783E@localhost>

I know the specification changed since we implemented forms
and now you can create an textarea outside a form which
can be handled by a srcipt.
This change will be done as soon as possible.

> it then asks for name of control .... null is acceptable ???
> but i now want to add style to the control .... 
> and the attribute menu item is a kludge --- one at a time 
>     and none of the good ones applicable to textarea

When you select the textarea the attribute menu displays
all attributes applicable to it.
It's what I tried to explain in my previous answer.
a fresh textarea has rows and cols attributes set to 
someone elses preferences ... the attribute menu does
not display rows OR cols for access
(workarround is structure or source views i know) 
and once again this is awkward to select one at a time
rather than a single dialog with all attributes sitting there
i also suggested as a right click from mouse so one 
just needs to set focus on item and right click rather than
looking for menus ((attribute menu could be left as a redundant method))

anyways this is just my take of the gui .... 
but i think your time should go to fixing things that are wrong first
then things that are unimplemented after 5 years in the spec (any ccs1)
-----   just stick gui improvements on the wish list for later days --

John Russell, VE3LL@RAC.CA
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