[Haskell-cafe] Re: Tiny documentation request

Simon Marlow simonmarhaskell at gmail.com
Tue Sep 11 08:27:28 EDT 2007

Sven Panne wrote:

>> 2. Could we make is so all items are collapsed initially? (Currently
>> they're all expended initially - which makes it take rather a long time
>> to find anything.)
> Again this depends on the use case: I'd vote strongly against collapsing the 
> list initially, because that way the incremental search in Firefox won't work 
> without un-collapsing everything.

This is exactly why the list is expanded by default.  At first I made it 
default to collapsed, and people complained (possibly Sven, in fact :-).

> When the index is generated with a more recent Haddock, you get a search 
> field, which does an incremental search, so this might perhaps be more what 
> you are looking for.
> A more aesthetical note: We should really get rid of the ugly table/CSS layout 
> mixture, the lower part of the page renders a bit ugly and varies between 
> browsers. Switching to pure CSS should be safe in 2007, I guess.

Please, please, someone do this for me.  I tried, and failed, to get the 
layout right for the contents list in all browsers at the same time.  The 
semantics of CSS is beyond my comprehension.


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