LC8 RC1 Dictionary has issues

J. Landman Gay jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Fri Apr 22 07:04:59 CEST 2016


On 4/21/2016 9:34 PM, Sannyasin Brahmanathaswami wrote:
> Is there a way to get the old dictionary  back?
>
> BG? Is your plug in working under 8?
>
> Current if you search for a term, the page gets stuck on that term..
> If you enter a different search term… nothing happens.. You have exit
> the dictionary and come back to search, Am I doing something wrong?

I had the same problem. It took me a few days to figure out the only 
thing that changes is the list of terms, which is hard to notice. 
Whatever you were looking at before remains in the lower pane until you 
click on a different term.

It might be useful to have more visual cues. Maybe the lower pane should 
go blank if the new search results don't include the currently displayed 
one.

There's also a problem with complicated content sections, like the ones 
for mobileControlSet and mobileControlGet. All the parameters are in a 
single block, and some items are listed as params that aren't. The old 
dictionary separated them by control type which made it easier to find 
what you needed. The current list doesn't always tell you what type of 
control each param is for, and you have to read through each entry to 
understand the ones that do.

I don't have time right now to investigate a solution. Today I just 
toggled between the v7 dictionary and the v8 engine, because it's easier 
to read.

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Jacqueline Landman Gay         |     jacque at hyperactivesw.com
HyperActive Software           |     http://www.hyperactivesw.com




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