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Re: "modern" doc viewer for info/html

From: Nic Ferrier
Subject: Re: "modern" doc viewer for info/html
Date: Sat, 02 Aug 2014 09:55:44 +0100

Yuri Khan <address@hidden> writes:

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

I like the way you make the response sound so snarky. 

I had missed that. Is fixed.

> 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
> * GPL
> * …

Not sure what to do about that. This isn't a product, it's an example of
what could be done.


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