kocik and myself will be updating the mozilla help content, and hopefully also make a new help browser, or atleast improve the excisting one
ccing component owner
wrote spec, setting url to spec
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?
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
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.
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.
sorry, but I have lost my ability to work on this for the time beeing, reassigning to email@example.com and setting helpwanted keyword If I can work on this at a later point, I will take it back then.
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>
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.