From: Alan Gutierrez (alan-boost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-12-29 22:57:27
* Brian Braatz <brianb_at_[hidden]> [2004-12-29 21:35]:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden]
> > On Behalf Of Alan Gutierrez
> > Libs
> > 1) Documents.
> > Any new UI library without a flowing text strategy is doomed
> > to failure.
> > Discuss.
> [Brian Braatz] ?????
First, I pulled the topic suggestion off of the Wiki page.
> What is a flowing text strategy?
Most libraries are now working on having a solution to render
text in paragraphs and columns. Users are now familiar with, and
expect to see, hyperlinked documents.
You don't need a full blown word processors, or web browser, but
you need more than a "rich-text control". CSS defines different
levels of what is expected.
A UI library doesn't need to provide a CSS parser for a document
renderer, just as one doesn't need to provide a RDBMS for a grid
renderer, but one need to provide bi-directional flowing text.
A UI library needs to see that rendering is not the same thing
as layout. Layouts are a trick for rendering forms.
Anyway, this discussion of window frames, and controls, it
sounds like Visual Basic to me, and if that's all a Boost.GUI
library want's to be, then it is nothing new.
-- Alan Gutierrez - alan_at_[hidden]
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