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SV: Automatic switch between browse and edit

From: Amen Rafael <rafael.amen@ivf.se>
Date: Wed, 20 Jan 1999 06:14:32 -0500 (EST)
Message-ID: <31E69B0E4B9CD01181A800805FA6B0A26D4C55@david.ivf.se>
To: "'Corne Beerse'" <beerse@ats.nld.alcatel.nl>
Cc: "'www-amaya@w3.org'" <www-amaya@w3.org>
The 2 mode idea is good, but please let the user always be sure of which
mode (s)he is in. Failure to do this makes vi catastrophical for new
users. 

Rafael Amen
Institutet för Verkstadsteknisk Forskning  Tel: +46 31 706 6155
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> ----------
> Från: 	Corne Beerse[SMTP:beerse@ats.nld.alcatel.nl]
> Skickat: 	den 20 januari 1999 11:59
> Till: 	Amen Rafael
> Kopia: 	Amaya w3
> Angående: 	Re: Automatic switch between browse and edit
> 
> Irene.Vatton@inrialpes.fr wrote:
> > 
> > In-reply-to: Your message of Wed, 20 Jan 1999 10:48:37 +0100."
> >              <36A5A674.CECBB885@ats.nld.alcatel.nl>
> > > Verry nice, the switch between edit and browse mode. One question
> on it: Can
> > > it be automatic?
> > >
> > > I think of the nedt options:
> > > If the file (on read) is readonly, switch to browse mode
> > > If the file (on read) is writable, switch to edit mode
> > >
> > >
> > > Files fetched with from internet should be regarded as 'readonly'
> by
> > > default, except for given domains: in the thotrc file: "writable
> domains".
> > > With respect to this, the domain ftp://user:passwd@host.domain/ is
> an other
> > > domain as ftp://host.domain/.
> > >
> > > Once the file is saved (with save as) it is a new (writable) file
> and a
> > > switch to edit mode is expected accordingly.
> > 
> > I'm not sure it's a good idea to automate it. It should be
> experimented.
> > Are your ready to do that?
> 
> It's no problem to have it as it is, i just compared amaya with vi or
> nedit,
> both ascii editors on unix. They switch to view mode on read-only
> files and
> switch back to R/W mode after a 'save-as'. I just find this
> comfortable and
> easy to use and therefore placed the request.
> 
> If Amaya has a statement on it, I'm only one user vote to change this.
> 
> Regards,
> 
> CB.
> 
> 
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