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Re: About the wish list and the open bugs

From: fwsmail35 <fwsmail35@aol.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2007 12:26:43 +0200
Message-ID: <46E7BEE3.1020802@aol.com>
To: rasputin@teleport.com, www-amaya@w3.org

Hi Christopher,

Maybe I misunderstood you, but I do not see what would require new 
features to add in the wish list. Here is how to use classes with Amaya:

1) create a CSS file with File -> new -> css style sheet. You can 
generate CSS code in this file using Style -> CSS Style (also accessible 
from the button in the toolbar)
2) In an XHTML document, link the CSS stylesheet with Style -> link. 
Once you did it, your CSS classes are listed in the the "Apply Class" panel.
3) To apply a class to an element (word, div, paragraph etc), select it 
(using the mouse and/or F2) and double-click on the name of the class in 
the "Apply Class" panel (or use the Apply button). Amaya will generate 
span element only if necessary.

See also the Help (Selecting, Stylesheet etc).

Fred

> Here's one I sent in that has disappeared. Your comments and 
> suggestions are much appreciated. I am looking at having to buy the 
> complete CS3 and WebAssist suites to solve the problem....
>
>     Since XHTML/strict (w/CSS) precludes use of
>     Seamonkey/Netscape/Mozilla Composer or any current editor tool
>     that only converts at best to  inline-style code, how does one
>     create re-usable "span" classes/ids that can be accessed from the
>     Amaya WYSIWYG/drop-down highlighting menus, so that I do not have
>     to edit the actual HTML code by hand for every sentence, word, and
>     letter? Better yet, those user-defineds would be in the external
>     CSS file.
>
>     What follows is an example of the dilemma and/or ignorance I have
>     in using Amaya for a current web publishing project that is not
>     dissimilar from others I shall do; it uses combinations of
>     blue/red/black text that is in combination with
>     normal/italic/emboldened/underlined text (for levels of emphasis
>     and visual emotional-clarity):
>
>     Since the theoretical documents I am publishing use lots of
>     emphasis (bold/underline/italics and text-coloring) for formulae,
>     words, and phraseology, I have created CSS code as follows:
>
>         /*
>         color: first three letters (e.g., blu, bla, red, pur, ora, yel)
>         bold-underline-italics: "-"=disabled    "x"=enabled
>
>         =====    =========    ====    =======   
>         =================================
>         color    underline    bold    italics    html code
>         =====    =========    ====    =======   
>         =================================
>         black    -            -            -    <span class="bla---"
>         or (default)
>         black    -            -            x    <span class="bla--x"
>         or <em></em>
>         black    -            x            -    <span class="bla-x-"
>         or <b></b>
>         black    -            x            x    <span class="bla-xx">
>         black    x            -            -    <span class="blax--">
>         black    x            -            x    <span class="blax-x">
>         black    x            x            -    <span class="blaxx-">
>         black    x            x            x    <span class="blaxxx">
>
>         blue    -            -            -    <span class="blu---">
>         blue    -            -            x    <span class="blu--x">
>         blue    -            x            -    <span class="blu-x-">
>         blue    -            x            x    <span class="blu-xx">
>         blue    x            -            -    <span class="blu-xx">
>         blue    x            -            x    <span class="blux-x">
>         blue    x            x            -    <span class="bluxx-">
>         blue    x            x            x    <span class="bluxxx">
>
>         red        -            -            -    <span class="red---">
>         red        -            -            x    <span class="red--x">
>         red        -            x            -    <span class="red-x-">
>         red        -            x            x    <span class="red-xx">
>         red        x            -            -    <span class="redx--">
>         red        x            -            x    <span class="redx-x">
>         red        x            x            -    <span class="redxx-">
>         red        x            x            x    <span class="redxxx">
>         =====    =========    ====    =======   
>         =================================
>         */
>
>         .bla---    {
>             color:                         black; 
>             text-decoration:             none;         
>             font-weight:                 normal; 
>             font-style:                 normal;
>         }
>
>         .bla--x    {
>             color:                         black; 
>             text-decoration:             none;         
>             font-weight:                 normal; 
>             font-style:                 italic;
>         }
>
>         .bla-x-    {
>             color:                         black; 
>             text-decoration:             none; 
>             font-weight:                 bold; 
>             font-style:                 normal;
>         }
>
>         .bla-xx    {
>             color:                         black; 
>             text-decoration:             none; 
>             font-weight:                 bold; 
>             font-style:                 italic;
>         }
>
>         .blax--    {
>             color:                         black; 
>             text-decoration:             underline;         
>             font-weight:                 normal;     
>             font-style:                 normal;
>         }
>
>         .blax-x    {
>             color:                         black; 
>             text-decoration:             underline;         
>             font-weight:                 normal;     
>             font-style:                 italic;
>         }
>
>         .blaxx-    {
>             color:                         black; 
>             text-decoration:             underline; 
>             font-weight:                 bold;     
>             font-style:                 normal;
>         }
>
>         .blaxxx    {
>             color:                         black; 
>             text-decoration:             underline; 
>             font-weight:                 bold;     
>             font-style:                 italic;
>         }
>
>         .blu---    {
>             color:                         blue;  
>             text-decoration:             none;         
>             font-weight:                 normal; 
>             font-style:                 normal;
>         }
>
>         .blu--x    {
>             color:                         blue;  
>             text-decoration:             none;        
>             font-weight:                 normal; 
>             font-style:                 italic;
>         }
>
>         .blu-x-    {
>             color:                         blue;  
>             text-decoration:             none; 
>             font-weight:                 bold; 
>             font-style:                 normal;
>         }
>
>         .blu-xx    {
>             color:                         blue;
>             text-decoration:             none; 
>             font-weight:                 bold;   
>             font-style:                 italic;
>         }
>
>         .blux--    {
>             color:                         blue; 
>             text-decoration:             underline;         
>             font-weight:                 normal;      
>             font-style:                 normal;
>         }
>
>         .blux-x    {
>             color:                         blue; 
>             text-decoration:             underline;         
>             font-weight:                 normal;      
>             font-style:                 italic;
>         }
>
>         .bluxx-    {
>             color:                         blue;
>             text-decoration:             underline;  
>             font-weight:                 bold;       
>             font-style:                 normal;
>         }
>
>         .bluxxx {
>             color:                         blue;
>             font-weight:                 bold;       
>             text-decoration:             underline;  
>             font-style:                 italic;
>         }
>
>         .red---    {
>             color:                         red; 
>             text-decoration:             none;         
>             font-weight:                 normal; 
>             font-style:                 normal;
>         }
>
>         .red--x    {
>             color:                         red; 
>             text-decoration:             none;         
>             font-weight:                 normal; 
>             font-style:                 italic;
>         }
>
>         .red-x-    {
>             color:                         red; 
>             text-decoration:             none;  
>             font-weight:                 bold; 
>             font-style:                 normal;
>         }
>
>         .red-xx    {
>             color:                         red; 
>             text-decoration:             none;  
>             font-weight:                 bold; 
>             font-style:                 italic;
>         }
>
>         .redx--    {
>             color:                         red; 
>             text-decoration:             underline;         
>             font-weight:                 normal;         
>             font-style:                 normal;
>         }
>
>         .redx-x    {
>             color:                         red; 
>             text-decoration:             underline;         
>             font-weight:                 normal;      
>             font-style:                 italic;
>         }
>
>         .redxx- {
>             color:                         red; 
>             text-decoration:             underline; 
>             font-weight:                 bold;      
>             font-style:                 normal;
>         }
>
>         .redxxx    {
>             color:                         red; 
>             text-decoration:             underline;
>             font-weight:                 bold;
>             font-style:                 italic;
>         }
>
>     To get the words "hello world" in the sentence "when I type hello
>     world I am speaking hypothetically" to be italicized, underlined
>     and bold, I have to create XHTML code as follows in this code
>     fragment:
>
>         ...
>         <p>
>             when I type <span class="redxxx">hello world</span> I am
>         speaking hypothetically
>         </p>
>         ...
>
>     Now, how do/can I use Amaya so that the span classes can be listed
>     in drop down menus so that HTML code does not have to be
>     manually-edited, but so that the words "hello world" can by
>     highlighted, the user-defined span declaration is available via a
>     drop-down menu list that allows me to assign that span class to
>     the highlighted code -- just like in Mozilla's
>     Netscape/Suite/Seamonkey Composer tool?
>
>     Hope this makes more sense than imposing a standard that has me
>     seeing the possibility of making separate structure-style files
>     from within a WYSIWYG tool seem impossible, and hence, all wiping
>     out my ability to web publish complex documents in HTML.
>
>     Suggestions are so very, very appreciated!
>
>     Thanks,
>     Chris Gray
>
>
> fwsmail35 wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> I've just read the two lists, and I have some remarks.
>>
>> * ED073 [When I close the last tab, Amaya just disappears. It would be
>> better if the main Window stayed open, so that one can open a new
>> document.      2007-05-15      M. Dürst]
>> This should rather be in the wish list. Also, fixing it will solve the
>> bug MAC006 [Don't close the application when closing the last window
>> (limitation due to the wxWidgets library)     2005-12-20     P. "Blady"]
>>
>> * ED009 and WED019 [If I have Arabic, Chinese, etc, characters in my
>> text, the formatting becomes often awful, with characters on the top of
>> one another.      2006-01-24      I. Herman]
>> It is a duplicated bug.
>>
>> * MAC011 [No "Open recent..." (Mac OS-X)  2006-01-28 T. Berners-Lee]
>> This is rather a wish. It is a really common feature in other programs
>> and I believe it should really be implemented in Amaya. The usual way to
>> do this is to memorize the last open documents and to propose them in
>> the "File" menu with the access keys "1", "2", "3"...
>>
>> * WED001 [I'd like to see a simple context menu (when you right-click)
>> that has some basic commands in it: Back Forward View source Edit Zoom
>> in Zoom out Reload]
>> In my opinion, it is another key feature for Amaya to be more
>> user-friendly. Moreover, I think the context menu must be determined
>> according to the element we have clicked on (For instance, clicking on a
>> table or an image should propose different additional operations). Two
>> important operations are given by the shortcuts "F2" and "Ctrl t x", but
>> they are rather hidden for a new user, so they should also be in the
>> context menu.
>>
>> Fred
>>
>> PS : I also found a small bug : the kappa symbol looks like a "chi"
>> symbol when displayed in italic (see kappa_bug.xml).
>>
>> --
>> Frédéric WANG
>> http://www.maths-informatique-jeux.com/international/why_you_should_use_mathml.php
>>   
>> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>
>> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="iso-8859-1"?>
>> <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.1 plus MathML 2.0//EN"
>>       "http://www.w3.org/Math/DTD/mathml2/xhtml-math11-f.dtd">
>> <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
>> <head>
>>   <meta http-equiv="content-type"
>>   content="application/xhtml+xml; charset=iso-8859-1" />
>>   <title>Bug with the kappa symbol</title>
>>   <meta name="generator" content="Amaya, see http://www.w3.org/Amaya/" />
>> </head>
>>
>> <body>
>> <p>Kappa in XHTML : &kappa;</p>
>>
>> <p>Kappa in XHTML (italic style) : <span
>> style="font-style: italic;">&kappa;</span></p>
>>
>> <p>Kappa in MathML : <math xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1998/Math/MathML">
>>   <mi>&kappa;</mi>
>> </math></p>
>>
>> <p>Chi in XHTML : &chi;</p>
>>
>> <p>Chi in XHTML (italic style) : &chi; </p>
>>
>> <p>Chi in MathML : <math xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1998/Math/MathML">
>>   <mi>&chi;</mi>
>> </math></p>
>>
>> <p></p>
>> </body>
>> </html>
>>   


-- 
Frédéric WANG
fwsmail35@aol.com
http://www.maths-informatique-jeux.com
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