Re: comments on HTML+ discussion document
Date: Mon, 1 Nov 93 19:35:54 EST
Original-From: hotsand!ellson (John Ellson)
Message-id: <9311020035.AA16320@hotsand.dacsand>
Subject: Re: comments on HTML+ discussion document
> From: Tony Sanders <>

> to the user in a clear and consistant way.  For example, one might opt to
> represent this information graphically (maybe this is a bit much,
> but you get the idea):
>          Previous
>              \
>               \
>                Back
>               / \
> Preceding    /   \           
>         \   /     Next      See also:
>          \ /                  Table of Contents
>  Parent--CUR--Child           Document History
>          / \                  Previous Version
>         /   \                 Glossary
>  Forward     Following        Index

This is great!  Could we please have an array of buttons like this in
future browsers?

One problem with putting "standard" links like this in the document
itself is that they are forever scrolling off the page and are never
there when you want them.  (Same comment applies to the search field
in xmosaic).  Do you always read to the end of a page before turning
to the next?

  - When would "Following" be a different document than "Next"?
  (or is "Following" just pagedown in the current document?)
  - Maybe "Child" isn't needed?  Firstly there is rarely one child and
  secondly the hypertext links in the body are the links to the children.

  How about:	Home     | Back    | PgUp      TableOfContents
		---------+---------+------     ListOfFigures
		Previous | Reload  | Next      Glossary
		---------+---------+------     Index
		Parent   | Forward | PgDn      DocumentInfo

John Ellson
AT&T Bell Labs
Holmdel, NJ