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

Submitted by:  Felipe G. Nievinski <fgnievinski>
Submitted on:  Fri 03 Jan 2014 03:32:03 AM UTC  
Category: GUISeverity: 1 - Wish
Priority: 3 - LowItem Group: Feature Request
Status: PostponedAssigned to: None
Originator Name: Open/Closed: Open
Release: devOperating System: Any

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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>
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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
    Thu 17 Nov 2016 06:12:49 AM UTCmtmillerPriority5 - Normal=>3 - Low
    Fri 24 Jan 2014 09:48:45 PM UTCmtmillerSeverity3 - Normal=>1 - Wish
      Item GroupDocumentation=>Feature Request
      Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows=>Any
    Fri 03 Jan 2014 03:32:03 AM UTCfgnievinskiAttached File-=>Added Clipboard01.png, #30158

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