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From "David W. Van Couvering" <David.Vancouver...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: [web] derby web site reorg -> Navigating the manuals online
Date Mon, 27 Mar 2006 23:29:56 GMT
Yes, this works!  I can't say for sure without extended usage whether 
the separate browser window for each manual works or not, but my first 
impression is that this is *very* helpful.

Thanks!

David

Jean T. Anderson wrote:
> David W. Van Couvering wrote:
> 
>>I actually really don't care how it's solved, having it all in one book
>>was just one idea.  My definition of "book" maybe should be called a
>>"compendium" or something - a collection of books.
>>
>>The main point I wanted to make was that you can easily go from one
>>Derby document (Developer's Guide, for example) to another (Reference,
>>for example) without five clicks to navigate through the hierarchy again.
> 
> 
> Please try this:
> 
> http://people.apache.org/~jta/DerbyTest/manuals/index.html#Latest+Alpha+Manuals
> 
> I put the links in a table, and each opens the linked-to page in a new
> window, leaving the original window as is. You no longer have to hit the
> back button to traverse the hierarchy. You can simply close the current
> window, then select the new manual.
> 
> Does this help?
> 
> thanks,
> 
>  -jean
> 
> 
>>David
>>
>>scott hutinger wrote:
>>
>>
>>>David W. Van Couvering wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>>Sorry, I described the problem wrong (I had it a bit mixed up in my
>>>>head)
>>>>
>>>>Say I go to Manuals->English->10.1 Manuals->Developers Guide->HTML
>>>>Files
>>>>
>>>>Then I go "hmmm, maybe what I'm looking for is in the Reference
>>>>Guide".  I can't just go to this, I have to go Back, and then click
>>>>English->10.1 Manuals->Reference->HTML Files
>>>>
>>>>I'd love to just be able to go straight to the HTML files version
>>>>of the 10.1 Reference guide (one click instead of five clicks).
>>>>
>>>>Maybe one way to solve this is to have *all* the documents in a
>>>>single combined book.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>I'm a bit confused about a single combined book.  Are you saying
>>>something along the lines of the sun docs being in book form, or
>>>something else?  I think what your saying is all docs are 1 (one), is
>>>that correct ?
>>>
>>>Would that be 1 book for all information, meaning a intro book
>>>(although 1) that leads to all other sub-categories?  I know what you
>>>are saying is very direct, but I am a bit uncertain at this time about
>>>a build that would work(?) for the docs being 1(one).  Although I am
>>>certain this could happen, could you give a bit more information :-) ?
>>>
>>>
>>>>David
>>>>
>>>>Jean T. Anderson wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>David W. Van Couvering wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>>Hi, Jean, after a quick look, I like all the changes you made!
>>>>>>
>>>>>>The one thing that regularly bothers me, to be frank, is that
>>>>>>in the documentation where you look at it as an HTML book, you
>>>>>>can't go back in your link path.  You always have to start over
>>>>>>and navigate down from the top.  I am assuming that's a DITA
>>>>>>bug?
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>I'm not sure I understand. Could you give an example? i.e.,
>>>>>provide an url then describe what you'd like to do.
>>>>>
>>>>>thanks,
>>>>>
>>>>>-jean
>>>>>
>>>>><snipped>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
> 

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