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Discussion: The blue dot icon
|Message posted by maybe Marcus on 2002/04/20 11:05:53
|In the original Pliant documentation conventions document, the text explaining
the blue icon says: "it is used to point out the application layout documentation
(not the end user one) from the end user application, or to point out the
source code from the general documentation."
I understand the second usage (after the "or"), which, in other words, is to
serve as a hyperlink from a Pliant Web page to Pliant source code.
Could someone explain the first usage (is there an example in the Pliant docs)?
|Message posted by maybe michel on 2002/04/20 14:35:53
|I was just translating this part and my meaning is that it was perfectly not understandable.
|Message posted by maybe pom on 2002/04/20 15:07:00
|I think it means that, for an application,
in the user documentation, it may be used to point
into the technical documentation.
For instance, assume you look at the help of
some feature of a text processing application from
the point of view of the user. A blue dot icon would
mean that following him you will go to the technical
documentation on how it is really implemented.
The kind of shift is the same than, looking for some
documentation on a function, go to the source code or
the implementation details of the function.
|Message posted by maybe pom on 2002/04/20 15:07:43
|This explanation explains the name of the meta : "how" [is it done ?]