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Subject: RE: [chairs] KAVI: Better control over "documents" display on frontpage
Well, now that the Pandora's box is open... ;-) Seriously, we were just discussing this very matter on an XRI TC call and chaffed for the nth time about the fact that the Kavi system produces two different URLs for every document -- one for private access via members and one for public access. Getting TC members to remember to use the public URL in emails, blog posts, etc. is just short of murder (even I, who have done this 100's of times, screw up at least once a month). So I have to ask: is there any really strong justification for the members-only URLs? Life would be so much easier if there were just the public URLs... However, even if the answer to that question is Yes, it would be ideal if BOTH URLs were given on the Members view of the document repository. That way it would be much easier to remember to select the right URL from that page, and not constantly have to switch back and forth between the Member and Public view of the doc repository. Finally, I want to strongly second Eve's suggestion that the public interface to the docs repository should have the same features as the member's interface. Arguably it is the public that more often needs to retrieve an older TC document, or search for TC documents by category (TC members typically need to work primarily with the most recent versions.) =Drummond -----Original Message----- From: Scott McGrath [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: Wednesday, December 07, 2005 1:36 PM To: Eve.Maler@Sun.COM Cc: email@example.com Subject: RE: [chairs] KAVI: Better control over "documents" display on frontpage No argument from me, though I'm not going to forward your comment to the development team. They've heard this comment loud and clear already. > -----Original Message----- > From: Eve.Maler@Sun.COM [mailto:Eve.Maler@Sun.COM] > Sent: Wednesday, December 07, 2005 4:13 PM > To: Scott McGrath > Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org > Subject: Re: [chairs] KAVI: Better control over "documents" display on > frontpage > > It would be a start if you simply let the public repository > interface look a lot more like the members-only interface, with > categories intact... I've never understood why the public one is so > much more limited (and different) than the member one. > > Eve > > Scott McGrath wrote: > > David, > > > > > > > > Timely input. We are working on the new Doc Management System and > > getting to UI issues. I'm forwarding your input to the developers. > > > > > > > > Scott. > > > > > > > > -----Original Message----- > > *From:* David RR Webber (XML) [mailto:email@example.com] > > *Sent:* Wednesday, December 07, 2005 3:38 PM > > *To:* firstname.lastname@example.org > > *Subject:* [chairs] KAVI: Better control over "documents" display on > > frontpage > > > > > > > > I just directed someone to my TC "documents" link to find our latest > > Committee draft spec'. > > > > > > > > Well - the user experience was not optimal! > > > > > > > > It would be fantastic if the list of 10 docs that displays by default on > > the home page could be controlled in some way. > > > > > > > > Clearly Approved spec's, Committee drafts should be on top of the list - > > sorted by date within those categories (they are not currently - even > > when you manually request that Category sort from the Kavi UI). > > > > > > > > If Kavi had someway for us to set this now - using a config file of some > > sort - that we can edit - that would be a major plus! > > > > > > > > Thanks, DW > > > > -- > Eve Maler +1 425 947 4522 > Technology Director eve.maler @ sun.com > CTO Business Alliances group Sun Microsystems, Inc.