Re: Next Generation Layout document.

From: Martin Sevior (
Date: Tue Apr 30 2002 - 11:27:16 EDT

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    On Tue, 30 Apr 2002, Paul Rohr wrote:

    > At 12:41 AM 5/1/02 +1000, Martin Sevior wrote:
    > >On Tue, 30 Apr 2002, Tomas Frydrych wrote:
    > >> (1) Where in the PT will the text of these notes be stored? Are we
    > >> going to have it embeded within the main text after the footnote
    > >> marker (I think that's what rtf does), or, are we going to have it in a
    > >> separate section, say, at the end? I think I would go with the
    > >> former, and seems to me that is what you are proposing, right?
    > >
    > >In the main run of frags like regular text. We'll have to write
    > >special case code in fv_View for these notes.
    > This may make some portions of the user experience harder to implement. For
    > example:
    > keyboard navigation/selections
    > ------------------------------
    > The next/prev logic in the main body text would need to skip over any
    > inline note frags. That's probably not too bad, but moving through the
    > notes is harder, because you'll need to keep the note frags linked
    > together.
    > find/replace
    > ------------
    > Usually, the UI first searches the main flow of the text, then goes
    > through the notes.
    > Note that both of these are easier to implement if the notes are stored out
    > of line in a separate flow of blocks. AFAICT, the only implementation cost
    > for that approach would be storing two-way pointers between the footnote
    > reference and the note frag.

    Good point Paul. The header/footer code works quite well by being removed
    from the regular run of frags.

    I'll think about this some more.



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