Re: Auxiliary document data, pop-ups and range links

Walter Ian Kaye (walter@natural-innovations.com)
Sat, 12 Jul 1997 08:09:08 -0700


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Date: Sat, 12 Jul 1997 08:09:08 -0700
To: www-html@w3.org
From: Walter Ian Kaye <walter@natural-innovations.com>
Subject: Re: Auxiliary document data, pop-ups and range links

At 5:50a -0700 07/12/97, Ishida,Richard wrote:

 > 3	I?m in the middle of reading a boring document and I want to look
 >  quickly at the contents, to see how much further I have to go.  Again
 >  I don?t want to lose my visual context on the original page.

If you are using a GUI (i.e., "windowing") browser, this is already under
your control -- just use two windows, one for the TOC and the other for
the document:

   .-----------------.
   |       TOC     .-----------------.
   |---------------| == Document === |
   |  * ------     |-----------------|
   |    o ------   |                 |
   |    o ------   |                 |
   |  * ------     |                 |
   |    o ------   |                 |
   |_______________|                 |
                   |_________________|

...or are you one of those silly DOS-bred people who maximize all windows? ;)

What I generally do is leave the TOC open, and click on each link using the
'Open Link in New Window' command in the popup menu. Works like a charm. :)

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