[Xerte-dev] Re: Back / Next Functionlaity

Ron Mitchell ronm at mitchellmedia.co.uk
Tue Jul 24 11:08:21 BST 2012

I think it's fine the way it is now with back being history back and next
being next numeric page but if you've found inconsistencies with the history
back perhaps it would be better to revert back to what it's always been. Not
sure about author control wouldn't that lead to confusion where sometimes
it's history and sometimes it's linear?


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[mailto:xerte-dev-bounces at lists.nottingham.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Julian Tenney
Sent: 24 July 2012 10:49
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Subject: [Xerte-dev] Back / Next Functionlaity


What do you think: we made the back button in the interface go back in
history, rather than back in pages: this seems to work well in some
situations, but whilst testing, I have hit back several times and not gone
where I expected to, and can't go forward: do you think we should have it so
that the developer can chose which way it works?


So, for a linear interface, it works as it did before, going back and forth
on page numbers; if it's a menu driven piece, it goes back in history?


I think the problem I found in terms of inconsistencies is that forward
always takes you next, rather than forward in history when back goes back in
history rather than pages (read that again carefully).


Next can't be forward, as it's the main way of getting to the next,
unvisited page.


This should do what the user expects because it grates when you don't go
where you wanted.


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