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Re: profiles vs dropdown menus

From: Irene VATTON <Irene.Vatton@inrialpes.fr>
Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2000 06:43:14 +0100
Message-Id: <200011130543.GAA18369@tahiti.inrialpes.fr>
To: "John Russell" <ve3ll@rac.ca>
cc: www-amaya-dev@w3.org

Hi John,

The idea is to provide a simpler interface when people wish to use
only a subset of Amaya features. But I agree, the help documentation
would more clearly match the menus provided.

> Amaya 4. changes the menus according to the profiles....
> Perhaps it is better to 'grey out' inaccessible options instead.
> otherwise the help screens are inaccurate as they are keyed
> to a specific profile .....
> for example if one is set to browser,  preferences no longer 
> has a templates option   but it is discussed in the configure.html 
> document.... if it was there but greyed out (standard notation for
> unavailable) then the help docs would more clearly match the 
> menus provided.  Also one is aware of what is available if profile
> is altered..... 
> the alternative is to have a whole series of helps, keyed to each of
>  the profiles , a maintenence nightmare in a single language and 
>    undoable in multilanguage.....
> 
> John Russell, VE3LL@RAC.CA
> http://www.cgocable.net/~jrussel
> Mystery readers may want to click on DOROTHYL
> 

-- 
     Irene.
Received on Monday, 13 November 2000 00:43:21 UTC

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