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bug #41073: GUI should show HTML docs not info docs

Submitter:  Felipe G. Nievinski <fgnievinski>
Submitted:  Fri 03 Jan 2014 03:32:03 AM UTC
Category:  GUI Severity:  1 - Wish
Priority:  3 - Low Item Group:  Feature Request
Status:  Fixed Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  * Closed
Release:  * dev Operating System:  * Any
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Wed 25 Apr 2018 07:56:38 PM UTC, comment #2: 

This is done in Octave 4.4.

Mike Miller <mtmiller>
Project Administrator
Fri 03 Jan 2014 03:59:44 AM UTC, comment #1: 

Yes, there is a reason.  Things take time to implement.  No one has yet done anything better than what we currently have.

John W. Eaton <jwe>
Project Administrator
Fri 03 Jan 2014 03:32:03 AM UTC, original submission:  

Based on what I could garner from documentation-dock-widget.cc, webinfo.cc, and parser.cc, the docs are extracted from the infos and converted on the fly to html (function info_to_html).

The resulting HTML uses a hard-coded style (e.g., monospaced fonts) which is inferior to the HTML already shipped in share/doc/octave/octave.html/ (e.g., ***** instead of bold) -- see screenshot attached.

Any reason why not use the latter existing HTMLs instead of going through the former conversion?  Note that Qt's QTextBrowser class "implements the setSource() function, making it possible to use a named document as the source text."


Felipe G. Nievinski <fgnievinski>


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2018-04-25 mtmiller StatusPostponed Fixed
        Open/ClosedOpen Closed
    2016-11-17 mtmiller Priority5 - Normal 3 - Low
        StatusNone Postponed
        Release3.8.0 dev
    2014-01-24 mtmiller Severity3 - Normal 1 - Wish
        Item GroupDocumentation Feature Request
        Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows Any
    2014-01-03 fgnievinski Attached File- Added Clipboard01.png, #30158

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