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Re: "modern" doc viewer for info/html

From: Yuri Khan
Subject: Re: "modern" doc viewer for info/html
Date: Sat, 2 Aug 2014 12:47:41 +0700

On Sat, Aug 2, 2014 at 6:53 AM, Nic Ferrier <address@hidden> wrote:

> Here: http://gnudoc.ferrier.me.uk/
> is something that (I think) Bob Chassell challenged me to do 10 years
> ago. A "modern" HTML based viewer for info/html.

Ten years ago it might not be evident (Firefox was called Firebird
back then), but nowadays, when you use a printable character as a
navigation command in a Javascript application, you need to invoke
preventDefault() on the event object. Otherwise, in certain browser
configurations, the character may start an incremental search.

Case in point: I am using Firefox 31, with Preferences | Advanced |
General | [x] Search for text when I start typing. I click any link on
the front page, which displays that node. I then press 'l' on my
keyboard. This takes me back to the index and starts an incremental
search for 'l', which it finds in the 'Lisp Data Types' link. The
incremental search bar grabs keyboard focus, remains active for a few
seconds, and then disappears without returning focus to the page. As a
result, I cannot use any further letter-based navigation commands.

Unrelated: Some links in the top-level index occupy two lines, but
nothing in their appearance gives a hint about that. The list reads as
if it were:

* …
* Packaging
* Antinews
* GNU Free
* Documentation License
* …

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