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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-07-14 15:33:11

"Jonathan Turkanis" <technews_at_[hidden]> writes:

> "David Abrahams" <dave_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
>> We have a kind of policy against using scripting in our library doc
>> pages, mostly because in the past scripts have caused major
>> portability or usability problems. I personally love the menu on
> the
>> left of the serialization lib docs page, but if it uses scripts and
> we
>> can't really be assured that they'll work everywhere, it probably
>> ought to be removed.
> I think Robert's menu is very effective, and was hoping it represented
> a de facto relaxation of the no-script policy.
> I think script problems can be resolved by
> (i) Having a (small) boost-wide library of javascipt components which
> have been tested on a large number of browsers and which all library
> authors would have to use. To begin with, it could just contain a tree
> control like Robert's; maybe that would be enough.
> (ii) Requiring all documentation to support a no-script option.
> In a former life I did a lot of javascript programming. I'd volunteer
> to write the first component and test it on a large number of broswers
> on windows and linux.

I accept.

Others can howl at will.

Dave Abrahams
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