Mozilla's helpbrowser needs an overhaul

VERIFIED WONTFIX

Status

SeaMonkey
Help Documentation
VERIFIED WONTFIX
16 years ago
13 years ago

People

(Reporter: Morten Nilsen, Unassigned)

Tracking

({helpwanted})

Trunk
x86
Linux
helpwanted

Firefox Tracking Flags

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Attachments

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30.00 KB, application/x-tar
Details
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Description

16 years ago
kocik and myself will be updating the mozilla help content, and hopefully also
make a new help browser, or atleast improve the excisting one
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Updated

16 years ago
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
ccing component owner
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Comment 2

16 years ago
wrote spec, setting url to spec
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Updated

16 years ago
Blocks: 117567

Comment 3

16 years ago
Does this spec show a help viewer with no left pane for table of contents /
index / search? I'm not a good ascii art reader. Is that "A" an index button?

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Comment 4

16 years ago
There is no sidebar, the A is supposed to be a house, i.e. home
(I blame the ASCII art on mpt ;)

once I find the time, I'll slap together something better
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Comment 5

16 years ago
Created attachment 64069 [details]
screenshots

screenshots of the current implementation of my spec.

some of the code still needs work before I make a diff.

Comment 6

16 years ago
Maybe we can co-overhaul the help system? I'd hate to start all over on this.
Plus Peter Wilson is working on a very cool update that lets you specify which
panels and content appear in RDF/XML. Using his framework, you could get
something like what you have shownn. But you could also do the separate search
panel, index panel, etc. 

More soon. cc'ing Peter.
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Comment 7

16 years ago
sorry, but I have lost my ability to work on this for the time beeing,
reassigning to nobody@mozilla.org and setting helpwanted keyword

If I can work on this at a later point, I will take it back then.
Assignee: Morten → nobody
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW
Keywords: helpwanted
Regarding the coach proposal in the spec: It could probably automatically 
proceed when the current action is performed by attaching eventobservers to the 
appropriate element. For example attaching a "click" observer to the
Edit->Preferences <menuitem>

Updated

15 years ago
Blocks: 67376
No longer blocks: 117567

Comment 9

15 years ago
Resolving as WONTFIX since the person working on this is no longer working on it
and the sample interface's web site is no longer available.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX

Comment 10

14 years ago
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Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
Product: Browser → Seamonkey
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