[plt-scheme] I want the old help desk back

From: Shriram Krishnamurthi (sk at cs.brown.edu)
Date: Sun Sep 1 21:28:24 EDT 2002

There *is* a reason for using frames.  It's because some of our
documentation isn't yet in nice LaTeX format which tex2page can
convert into search-friendly pages.  Some are in plain text.  I
suppose we could make the servlet pages intercept them ...


Benderjg2 at aol.com wrote:

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> On help desk and frames, I offer two points:
> 1. Like web designers, if you want a multiple-platform help desk, you need to 
> be aware of what a wide range of browsers will do with your pages/servlets. 
> *You*, not the browsers, are responsible for how your pages look in a 
> multi-browser, multi-platform world. It seems some browsers choke on frames 
> in the help desk.
> 2. If google doesn't need frames, why does the help desk?
> Jim, wearing a web-designer hat, tonight.
> In a message dated 9/1/02 6:00:12 PM, steck at ccs.neu.edu writes:
> >Shriram Krishnamurthi wrote:
> >> I think the frames are a really bad idea for several reasons
> >> (bookmarks, for instance -- and who needs more?).
> >
> >In Mozilla or IE, I can right-click on a frame and save a 
> >bookmark to it.  You do lose the enclosing frame, of course. 
> >If you want that enclosing frame to do a new search, you can 
> >just return to the HD home page.
> >
> >-- Paul

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