Control areas ? (fwd)

Sean Martin (
Thu, 24 Nov 94 13:01:08 GMT

Forwarding note for Craig I. Johnson (original IBM internal appendee
who does not subscribe to this list)

Ref: Your note of Wed, 23 Nov 1994 08:55:30 +0000 (GMT)

Based on the responses, I would like to further clarify, although you'll
notice, I'm a little ambivalent about which way things are done here.

The interpretation of what I wanted is correct - albeit somewhat confused
by everyone's different interpretation of 'head', vs 'heading' vs. 'header'.
I really don't care what they are called: They could be: top_toolbar,
bottom_toolbar, or side_toolbar for all I care as far as the 'navigational'purposes are concerned. There IS however an alternative use which would
in fact correspond to bookmaster 'headers' and 'footers'. - For instance,
the requirement that one display 'company confidential' on each page of
a doc could be satisfied by keeping it there in the top header/toolbar, (sic)
and the data of record to be kept in that or the bottom one. THis is a
different purpose from what I originally intended, but things like ISO9000
standards might require such an approach for such info.
In fact, now that I think about this, the headers and footers could be used
for these purposes, while a side toolbar would satisfy my orignal
navigation requiremenst. If this approach were taken, it seems to me that
the browser which format while they scroll could adapt to modifying the
top and bottom (header and footer) "thingies" as the new tags were encountered
(this of course would confuse a formattter that did its work BEFORE displaying.

Thanks for passing this on.


**end of forwarded note ***
I would appreciate it if you could cc in your responses.

Kindest regards Sean.


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