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Re: info mode header line missing title


From: Juri Linkov
Subject: Re: info mode header line missing title
Date: Tue, 07 Sep 2004 07:32:06 +0300
User-agent: Gnus/5.110002 (No Gnus v0.2) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:
>     would be displayed as:
>
>     Save Keyboard Macro >Edit Keyboard Macro <Keyboard Macro Query ^Keyboard 
> Macros
>
> This would be fine for advanced users, but is it clear to beginners?
> I am not sure.
>
> Also this would tend to suggest that < and > are info commands for
> Previous and Next, but in fact they mean "first" and "last".

ASCII characters might be not too clear, but 1-character wide bitmaps
displaying the graphical images of arrows should be clear for all users.

Example:

(defconst info-next-pbm
"P1
10 10\",
0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0
0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0"
  "PBM data for next node icon.")

There are exactly the same arrow shapes visible in the tool bar
(though, with a bigger size), so users are already familiar with these
arrows and it will be clear for users that the same meanings of arrows
(next, prev and up) is valid for the header line too.

-- 
Juri Linkov
http://www.jurta.org/emacs/





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