I wish to make it
easy for people filling in semantic forms to get extra information on one or
The existing Editing
Help link at the bottom of every semantic form links to a single page that has
to addreess every form. This is useful, but does not satisfy the above
requirement pertaining to a single form.
Two things would be
desirable, depending on the user and their familiarity with the
experienced users may be familiar with most fields, but may need help on a small
number of fields. For them, it would be helpful to have a 'what's this'
functionality. It could be done in two ways:
1. tool tips, so
that when you mouse over the name of the field, you get the text explaining what
the field means
2. a what's this
link which pops up a window explaining the link
TWO: New users would likely find it
useful to have a separate window pop up that gives instructions for how to fill
out the form, e.g. documentation on each field, and anything else. The
user would be able to glance over at the window to help out as they filled in
various fields. This would be easier than having to click a what's this
link for each field, and easier than mousing over a link to have text displayed.
Also, how might this
be implemented? Has this been done before? If so can you point me to links so I
can look at it?
- How can one
implement a tool tips function in a semantic form?
- How do
you enter a link in a semantic form to an external page or wiki page that
contains the required documentation? (for example, how did the Editing Help
link get put there)? Does one need to write code?
M&CT, Phantom Works
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