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From "Gavin (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Commented: (FOR-624) Scope of views
Date Sat, 13 Aug 2005 07:59:54 GMT
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Gavin commented on FOR-624:

For the most part, those that want pdf or text based alternatives, would do so for offline
reading, maybe printing them out for later perusal. In these circumstances I agree with Diwaker,
menus and tabs that link to other pages have no meaning.

However, for the document to remain in context with other documents, a heirarchal position
of where that document lies in relation to other related materials may be benefical.

There may be some that prefer reading from pdfs, but would still like to be able to click
on a link to related information, some of which would be in a menu or tab. Inline src's should
remain as a quick route to related materials, this can be turned off for a print friendly
format vias CSS.

I dont think text based output would benefit from menus or tabs.

We need to consider for disabed and/or visually impaired users that would benefit from a text
based layout but still have the need for navigational elements.


> Scope of views
> --------------
>          Key: FOR-624
>          URL:
>      Project: Forrest
>         Type: Improvement
>   Components: Views
>     Versions: 0.8-dev
>     Reporter: Gavin

> Diwaker has questioned whether views are applicable to other output formats such as text
and pdf, observing that things like menus and tabs are not relevant in those formats.
> Ross added that many contracts are relevant, especially those that add content nuggets.
> Also relevent, the ability to alter the layout of a text rendering as an example is as
important as altering the format of an HTML page.
> This issue is the result of an ApacheCon discussion, more, including links to the original
ApacheCon Summaries at :-
> "Create issues for items discussed at Apachecon"

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