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Subject: Re: [docbook] A separate Index Tab for DocBook WebHelp?

On Thu, Aug 19, 2010 at 11:27 PM, Peter Desjardins <peter.desjardins.us@gmail.com> wrote:
Ah, I see. I strongly prefer using a third tab for the index.

The index serves the same purpose as the TOC and search. I think it's
most natural to make it available via the same sort of control.

Also, I think an index tab alongside the TOC and search tabs is more
consistent with other web help formats. Users will expect the index
tab to be there if there is an index at all.

It might be a useful feature to allow the index tab to be suppressed.
An empty index is such a sad thing.

That's good to hear. Thank you for your feedback. Absolutely, we should make the index-tab optional. You may not know that, search-tab too is made optional.


Good luck!


On Thu, Aug 19, 2010 at 1:39 PM, Kasun Gajasinghe
> Hello Peter,
> Thanks for the Compliment.
>>Are you adding a third tab for the index to the left, navigation pane?
> Yes, that's correct. We just needed to know whether it's good to have it
> like that or just a link in the "Contents" tab would be suffice.
> Sorry, we didn't add the tab yet. Please have a look at [0]. It shows the
> index in the "Contents" pane. We are evaluating the effectiveness of moving
> it to a separate tab. (Please don't mind about the site styling. The build
> at [0] is from a pre-release webhelp customization.)
> We would like to hear from you about your view about it, and about WebHelp
> output as a whole if you please.
> Thanks You!
> --Kasun
> [0] http://www.thingbag.net/docbook/gsoc2010/defguideout/content/ix01.html

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