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Re: DocBook Editor Update

On Thu, Aug 13, 2009 at 6:57 PM, Paul W. Frields<stickster gmail com> wrote:

> A usability note -- adding a new node is difficult in the left editor
> pane.  The *concept* of adding a node is going to be foreign to the
> people who might otherwise use this editor.  I would expect that if I
> am in the left editor pane, and I move to the end of an existing node
> and hit "Enter," a new node would be inserted of an appropriate kind,
> probably based on the context but falling back to some sane default
> like a <para>.

I agree it is indeed more work to go to a list and choose a node than
pressing "enter" but it is difficult to predict what the user wants
the next section to be. Adding a fallback default is good idea but it
will take more effort from the user to remove the default and choose a
new one if our guess was wrong. At every point there is a list of
possible nodes that can be added. The accordion on the right populates
the list with only those options which are valid at that point. I am
not sure how we can make it simpler and still keep it clean.


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