[Phpmyadmin-devel] Fixing Documentation Numbering

Marc Delisle Marc.Delisle at cegepsherbrooke.qc.ca
Thu Jun 22 21:13:37 CEST 2006

Cyber Dog a écrit :
> Hi All,
> In regard to bug #1446538: I did some work with the Documentation
> file from svn.  Here's what I've found:  First of all, as I imagine
> you have realized by now, the current CSS method of numbering is not
> well supported at all.  Only the most recent versions of Opera and
> FireFox support the necessary CSS.  Since this leaves out the vast
> majority who use IE, it isn't an ideal solution.

Just a small note: we have not switched to subversion yet, as you can 
see on our page

The svn repository contains a test for migration. Please use the CVS 
version until we switch for real to svn.

Marc Delisle

> Obviously we have multiple options for fixing this.  In the spirit
> of keeping it dynamic, I put together a javascript that (should)
> number things the same (and be browser independent!).
> This took me awhile, so I apologize if the logic is crude; I'm sure
> it can be refined.  Basically we make arrays of the DOM elements for
> all the H2/H3/H4 in the file.  I did simple nested looping, and used
> the Y index of each element to determine the order they land in.  The
> page is then re-written with the index numbers from the loops.
> So long story short, the looping technique is ugly and inefficient,
> but it's late and it works.  If somebody wants to rewrite that part of
> the logic, I think it would be a decent replacement.
> One big question I have, however: Why are we bothering dynamically
> generating the numbering if the achor tags are all hand coded?  Adding
> an entry would seem to break the anchors anyway.
> The Documentation.html is in the attached archive.  Comments welcome.
> -
> Matt LaPlante

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