#12 link element for intracomment navigation


Mozilla now has a link toolbar builtin (altho it's
disabled by default currently). Slash has "home" and
"search" link elements, but "next", "prev", and "up"
would be very helpful while navigating comments.

Here's W3C's tutorial:


  • Rob Malda

    Rob Malda - 2002-02-05
    • priority: 5 --> 1
    • status: open --> open-accepted
  • Rob Malda

    Rob Malda - 2002-02-05

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    I think Next & Previous should refer to Articles, and
    not comments. But if someone submitted a patch that
    did this, I suspect we'd accept it.

  • Jamie McCarthy

    Jamie McCarthy - 2002-07-13

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    We'd want to go to HTML 4.0 first...

  • Chris Nandor

    Chris Nandor - 2002-11-20

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    When looking at article.pl, we DO use Next/Previous to go to
    the Next/Previous article. And Up goes to the section page.

    We could add support for other pages: journals could use it
    to go the next/previous journal (or journals, if viewing 10
    at a time) for that user, and Up could go either to the main
    journal page for that user, or to that user's info page, or
    to the viewing user's main journal page.

    For search, we could use next/previous to scroll through
    results. Up goes back to main search page, for the options
    you selected.

    For arbitrary discussions, Up would go back to the thing
    being discussed (article, journal, poll) and Next/Prev could
    go to the next/prev comment. But what IS the next/prev
    comment? Is it by CID, or by thread? Does it depend on
    what mode you are using? And is there an efficient
    algorithm that can be used to find the next/prev?

    We don't need HTML 4.0, we have support for it now,
    regardless. Some of these would be relatively easy (search
    and journals), some not so easy; the main challenge for all
    but comments is to get the data before calling header(),
    which means in some cases some major code reorganization.


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