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From Stefano Mazzocchi <stef...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Linotype editing: browser requirements?
Date Thu, 19 Jun 2003 02:47:16 GMT
on 6/18/03 3:56 AM Sylvain Wallez wrote:

> Gianugo Rabellino wrote:
> 
> <snip/>
> 
>>BTW, Stefano: Linotype *really* kicks ass. Problem is that from you we 
>>aren't expecting anything less, so this is why you are not getting all 
>>the kudos you deserve. :-) But it's really, really, really a good job!
> 
> 
> 
> Yep. I just tried it for the first time. Edited a bit of text. Cool 
> (we're used to wysiwyg editig now). 

Yeah, but how much are you used to serious CSS-intensive ones? ;-) [try
writing some text, then turn it into a paragraph and then change the
"class" to something fancy like "note" or "fixme", isn't that cool?]

> Clicked on the insert image button 
> and... wow !

eheh

> And the big WOW : actually, the insert image button is useless. Just 
> drag'n drop an image from your file explorer in the text.

well, that comes for free in Midas, I don't deserve any credit for this.

> The last time I was so impressed by a web UI was with Xopus & BitFlux.

Thanks. I consider this a compliment. I was myself very impressed by the
work done by the Xopus people (I remember when Michael showed that to
myself and Giacomo was next to me and said "you're going to love this"
and I was very skeptical, then my jaw went almost down on the floor...
it was because of Xopus that I started to seriously considering DHTML
again).

> Wonderful job. I will now open the box to look at what's inside. And I 
> expect more wows ;-)

I'm specially proud of the flow part. I took some of Chris great ideas
that he used in the pet store example and improved on them. I think that
the 'dispatching' method of introspecting the flow to see if the action
is present is a really cool and powerful concept.

And the entire linotype is 120 lines of flowscript code.

I don't think I need to say anything more. ;-)

-- 
Stefano.



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