[Xerte-dev] Re: Back / Next Functionlaity

Julian Tenney Julian.Tenney at nottingham.ac.uk
Tue Jul 24 11:15:49 BST 2012

Has it felt right to you whilst testing? Mostly it does feel OK, but the time it gribble me out is when I use the TOC to jump to a page, hit back (go back to page one) and then can't easily (without re-opening the TOC) get back to the page I was just on (cos there's no 'forward'). It somehow doesn't feel quite right

From: xerte-dev-bounces at lists.nottingham.ac.uk [mailto:xerte-dev-bounces at lists.nottingham.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Ron Mitchell
Sent: 24 July 2012 11:08
To: 'For Xerte technical developers'
Subject: [Xerte-dev] Re: Back / Next Functionlaity

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?

From: xerte-dev-bounces at lists.nottingham.ac.uk [mailto:xerte-dev-bounces at lists.nottingham.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Julian Tenney
Sent: 24 July 2012 10:49
To: For Xerte technical developers
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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