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From Ross Gardler <>
Subject Re: A skin with some new features
Date Tue, 04 Nov 2003 12:33:02 GMT

Jason End wrote:
> I could really use all those features.

I'd be interested to know how you would be using it (in particular the 
slides view).

> Why don't you
> formalize them into their own skin. Let me know if I
> can help out in any way (limitations of mine
> permitting)

I'll send the skin off-list (it is already a stand alone skin). At some 
point I'll get it into CVS and make a zip for it. But I am finding it 
difficult to get any time at present.

NB, I just added an extra feature to the slides. Now if there are 
multiple sections with the role "slide" they appear on separate pages 
when using the Slide view. This makes it much easier to collate sections 
of a presentation together.


> Jay
> --- 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
> 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 
> http://localhost:8888/courses/MIS/ISEnterprises/case.html
>>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 
>>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 
>>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)
> http://localhost:8888/courses/MIS/ISEnterprises/case.html,
>>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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