[fpc-devel] FPC 2.2 online documentation problem

Graeme Geldenhuys graemeg.lists at gmail.com
Wed Sep 5 09:44:37 CEST 2007


Looking at the online documentation at:

The html navigation seems to be broken. I remember a few months back
someone also raised such a issue and was under the impression it was
fixed.  Is this a recurring problem or was the original issue never

Let me explain.  Using the above website.
  *  I click on 1.1.1
  * After the page loaded I click the [Next] link expecting to go to
1.1.2.  Instead it goes to 1.1.3.
  * Clicking [Next] again - expecting 1.1.4 it instead jumps to 1.1.5.

[Next] seems to always skip one page and go to two pages forward.

The [Prev] link seems to work ok.

Could somebody explain what or where all the other links are support
to go to. The HTML navigation doesn't seem to be very explanatory.

  [Next] and [Prev] seem obvious.

  [Prev-tail], [tail], [up], [front], [tail]   ---> I don't think they
mean much to the average user. I can't figure them out myself.

Couldn't those links rather refer to Index, Chapter, Section and
Prev/Next Page? Everybody understands those.

To explain the navigation confusion issue even more.  The following
link is for the beginning of Chapter 7.

Clicking on [Tail] which I'm not really sure where it's going to take
me, actually takes me to Chapter 6 Section 6.6.  Looking at the Index,
Chapter 7 doesn't follow section 6.6 so no idea what happened there??
Needless to say the navigation is pretty useless in it's current

 6.6 Entry and exit code
  6.6.1 Intel 80x86 standard routine prologue / epilogue
  6.6.2 Motorola 680x0 standard routine prologue / epilogue
 6.7 Parameter passing
  6.7.1 Parameter alignment
 6.8 Stack limitations
7 Linking issues

Michael, I'm not dissing your documentation efforts. :)  The content
is great.  I just think the LaTeX to HTML conversion has some major
issues?  DocBook HTML navigation seems to be much simpler.  Isn't
there a LaTeX to DocBook to HTML path we could follow?  Or use a
different LaTeX to HTML converter?

  - Graeme -

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