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bug #48153: Eiffeldoc output is not readable without JS

Submitter:  None
Submitted:  Mon 06 Jun 2016 07:17:47 PM UTC
Category:  Liberty tools Severity:  4 - Important
Priority:  * 7 - High Status:  None
Assigned to:  None Open/Closed:  Open
Release:  None Fixed Release:  None
Planned Release:  curtiss
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Sat 10 Feb 2024 12:12:47 PM UTC, comment #5: 
Jakub PavlĂ­k <igneus>
Sat 23 Jul 2016 12:45:25 PM UTC, comment #4: 

Is this a bug, really?   I propose to close this ticket and (if need be) re-open it as a task, not a bug...

- <_92048>
Thu 09 Jun 2016 06:42:36 PM UTC, comment #3: 

ok, I fully agree. Anyhow, the HTML is so strange, I think we need a full redesign of eiffeldoc.

Maybe you or someone experienced with HTML can propose something. The most tricky thing is in my eyes to have a clean way of to select the "point of view" - i.e. show only those features, exported to a specific class hierarchy. -> without a dedicated html file for each point of view.

Raphael Mack <ramack>
Group administrator
Tue 07 Jun 2016 07:55:04 AM UTC, comment #2: 

Sorry, it is mentioned in the help so I didn't think it would need much detail.


se doc -h includes "If a proper JavaScript file is not given with the -js flag, the 'navigation' will not be possible (except for browser which are not CSS compliant)."

In any browser that doesn't support JavaScript, or has it disabled, but does support CSS then the documentation is mostly useless without user intervention to disable or alter the site's CSS.

E.g., http://doc.liberty-eiffel.org/api/libraries/index.html only displays a list of clusters with non-functioning links and provides no access to the classes because they're hidden with CSS.

For browsing documentation I primarily use either dillo or lynx, neither of which support JS.  It works in lynx because it doesn't support CSS but not in dillo which does support CSS so I have to disable the style sheet for it to work.

Also, when using Firefox I use the popular NoScript addon and having to add a whitelist exception or user style sheet seems unnecessary.

I've never come across any other API documentation that requires JS, CSS or both for basic functionality.  It doesn't seem desirable and would appear to only require a simple change to default to showing the classes when JS is disabled.

Mon 06 Jun 2016 07:56:29 PM UTC, comment #1: 

Thanks for this entry, but to be honest, I don't get the point.

What do you mean?
What is the effect you observe and what do you expect?
Which browser do you use?
Can you attach a screenshot?

Raphael Mack <ramack>
Group administrator
Mon 06 Jun 2016 07:17:47 PM UTC, original submission:  

Provide basic functionality in all browsers without requiring user intervention.



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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2016-07-23 ramack Severity3 - Normal 4 - Important
        Priority5 - Normal 7 - High
    2016-06-09 ramack SummaryEiffeldoc functionality should 'degrade gracefully' Eiffeldoc output is not readable without JS

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