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From Erik Abele <>
Subject Re: Ready to commit the new docs :-)
Date Thu, 05 Sep 2002 23:42:59 GMT
Joshua Slive wrote:
> On Fri, 6 Sep 2002, Erik Abele wrote:
>>e) The example-boxes use <div class="example"><pre>...</pre></div>
to define
>>the bg-color. Unfortunately Mozilla and IE (didn't check the others) don't
>>wrap the text within the <pre>-tags, since it is pre-defined, ha. With
>>smaller window-sizes we therefore get lines which reach over the
>>background box.
>>To see this live, try
>>with a window-size smaller than 800x600 (scroll down to find a problematic
> Yes, that is the danger of using <pre>.  It is not created by this new
> style, just amplified by it (due to the restricted screen real-estate).
> The great thing about not using tables is that the huge <pre> doesn't
> cause the entire page to scroll right-left.
> The problem will be lessened if we use a slightly smaller font.  Which
> brings up the question of exactly which of the stylesheets we are going to
> use.  I suggest that we NOT include ALL those alternate stylesheets.  In
> fact I suggest we start with just a single stylesheet (or at most a few)
> and we can add more later.

I'm +1 on using a smaller font for them. But you are right, we will have to
discuss which stylesheets to use. see below...

> Right now it seems the default is style/css/manual-sbar-right-fix15.css.
> I suggest using instead manual-sbar-right-90pc.css (although I think we
> may need to go even a little smaller).  I also think it would be best to
> consolidate all those @imports so that, in the default case, only a single
> stylesheet needs to be loaded.  The alternate stylesheets can still use
> imports, but we want to minimize transactions for the default case.
> And if you don't feel like doing that, I'm +1 on committing it as is and
> we can fix it later.

I have committed all the stylesheets so that we can easily compare. Hmmm,
perhaps I should read my mails when they're coming in :-) This was just a
minute to late, sorry.


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