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From Ross Gardler <>
Subject Re: A skin with some new features
Date Thu, 30 Oct 2003 17:17:24 GMT
DOH! I copied the urls from a locally running webapp rather than the 
public server. See the corrected links below - sorry!

Ross Gardler wrote:
> I have been using Forrest to deliver my lecture materials to my students 
> on the various courses I teach at the University of the West Indies. As 
> a result I have developed a skin that is heavily based on the 
> Krysalis-Skin. However, it does add a few new features some may be 
> considered useful in the main skins - are there any that you would like 
> me to include in the main other skins? (I will be maintaining and 
> improving these features for my own site).
> Features that may be useful:
> glossary functionality
> ----------------------
> create a link with role="glossary" and the resulting link indexes into a 
> glossary file, using the href attribute as the anchor. Default action is 
> to open the glossary page in a new window at the relevant point. I 
> intend to improve this so that it extracts the relevant glossary entry 
> and open up a small window displaying just that entry.
> example
> http://localhost:8888/courses/MIS/ISEnterprises/typesOfIS.html

> citation functionality
> ----------------------
> create a link with role="citation" and it links to a references document 
> in the same way that the glossary function works (at present the 
> references file is very basic, but I hope to find the time to make it 
> work with full bibliographic databases - perhaps at the end of this 
> semester)
> example http://localhost:8888/courses/MIS/ISEnterprises/case.html (see 
> end of page for reference)

> next page link
> ---------------
> A link that moves to the next page in the site.xml file (allows the user 
> to navigate through the site one page at a time). It did have a previous 
> page link too, but this broke when I added the menu javascript stuff, I 
> will fix it one day. This feature can be turned off with a skinconf 
> property.
> example - any page
> slides (probably too specific for most skins)
> ------
> This creates a new view of the site where special sections with 
> role="slide" are rendered as slides for presentation purposes. The link 
> to slides view only appears if there is a slide in the current page. The 
> resulting slide page has basic navigation (next and back to full text 
> version)
> Slides are also rendered differently in the main part of the site, 
> although they need not be, the use of role means other skins still 
> render correctly (see the PDF's which are generated by the default XSLT 
> for example)
> example http://localhost:8888/courses/MIS/ISEnterprises/case.html, click 
> on the slide icon in (next to PDF) to see slide view - note doesn't 
> include additional information at base of page.


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