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Subject: Re: [boost] Do we need BoostBook?
From: Vladimir Prus (vladimir_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-12-08 02:54:27

On 12/06/2014 10:33 PM, Robert Ramey wrote:
> Michael Caisse-3 wrote
>> FWIW, and I believe this has been mentioned many times before, I doubt
>> that the Boost.Serialization method will catch on. It is very hard to
>> help people on IRC (for example) with Serialization questions. The
>> documentation's frame-driven menu system makes it very difficult to
>> paste a URL. The address bar in the browser just continues to point at
>> index.html.
>> It is a real pain!
> Hmmm - I never thought these downsides outweighed the benefit
> from the easy navigation. I almost never get any complaint about this.
> Boost streams uses a similar idea but I believe it implements differently.
> Does this have the same problem?

Yes. I think any solution with frames will have the same problem. You can possibly
redo it without frames, using divs instead, but then you'd have to remember the
tree state between different pages. Or, you can do an actual webapp :-/

Vladimir Prus
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