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JavaScript effect problems in 0.8.0 beta 2

From: Ville Skyttä <ville.skytta@iki.fi>
Date: Sat, 2 Jun 2007 18:54:16 +0300
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-Id: <200706021854.17172.ville.skytta@iki.fi>

Hi,

Looks like my message below didn't reach the list [0] so here goes again, with 
attachments replaced with URLs.

[0] Problem with attachment size?  They're ~90kB total.


On Saturday 02 June 2007, Ville Skyttä wrote:
> On Friday 01 June 2007, olivier Thereaux wrote:
> > == Beta test for the W3C Markup Validator - version 0.8.0 beta 2 ==
>
> [...]
>
> > Below are the changes between 0.8.0 beta 1 and beta 2:
> >
> >    *  Revised main UI. Cleaner design. Improved tabbing between
> > validation methods. Adding toggled option visibility
>
> The JavaScript GUI effects introduced in beta 2 appear to work very
> unreliably for me with Firefox 1.5.0.12 on Linux (Fedora Core 6, x86_64). 
> The symptoms are that all "transition" type effects appear to abort
> prematurely very often.
>
> For example, when switching between tabs, I guess the text is supposed to
> fade quickly from gray to black.  For me it seldom reaches black, and is
> often left gray, making the UI look grayed out as if the options were
> disabled. See attached grayed-out.png and compare it with the other
> attachment.

http://koti.welho.com/vskytta/grayed-out.png

> Also, there is some animation in the "More options" toggle when the
> options "slide" into view and out from it.  Even when it works, it looks
> very choppy here, but what's worse is that it too often does not finish and
> leaves the option controls halfway visible, and I get JavaScript errors in
> the Firefox JS console ("Error in parsing value for property 'height'.
> Declaration dropped.").  See attachment halfway-there.png.  Getting the
> options fully visible/hidden often requires multiple clicks to the "More
> options" toggle.

http://koti.welho.com/vskytta/halfway-there.png

> This is probably nothing specific to the Validator, as I can see the same
> effects in the mootools demos at http://demos.mootools.net/
> ("Accordion", "Fx.Morph", and "Fx.Slide").  This is a AMD64 3200+
> workstation so I suppose it should be fast enough to handle this.  Things
> work much better with Konqueror (faster, more reliable) on the same box.
>
> Another comment about the tabs: I find it somewhat backwards that when
> hovering over them, their colors go "dimmer" towards gray, ie. towards to
> what looks like a disabled control/link.  I would expect them to be
> highlighted, ie. made more prominent when hovering, not the opposite.
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