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[Axiom-developer] Firefox interface

From: root
Subject: [Axiom-developer] Firefox interface
Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2008 18:11:40 -0500

(copied to the list)

The current work in the Firefox hyperdoc is to add a general purpose
"card" object. Think of an index card. Card objects have properties
(like title) and a body.

A document is a series of card objects where the first card is the
head, then there is a list of cards, some of which are latex sections
and subsections, or code chunks, and finally a biblio card set and a
tail card.

Cards can be dynamically displayed, hidden, and rearranged.

This is the mechanism that will allow pamphlet files to be sent to and
from the browser and also constructed within the browser.  A pamphlet
is just a card deck.

This allows a user to work directly with pamphlet files in the
browser. You can create a new card, title it with an expression, fill
the body with the result, and then insert the card anywhere in the
deck. You can preceed or follow the card with other cards that contain
latex or code chunks.

Menu contents are context-sensitive to the card contents so "solve"
does not show up when viewing an Integer card, or latex section cards.

I should have this working shortly.

On the back end this will interface to the new, as-yet-unpublished API
domain which exposes the functionality I mentioned, like getdatabase
and history.


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