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Re: Intent to drop mouseover links

Jeremy Bicha-2
On Fri, Mar 24, 2017 at 2:14 PM, Shaun McCance <[hidden email]> wrote:

> As some of you know, I have a branch of yelp-xsl called wip/html5 where
> I'm staging a big pile of cleanups and modernizations to the way Yelp
> formats stuff, both in app and on the web. It will merge to master when
> I've broken everything I want to break, so that breakage happens all at
> once.
>
> I want to break mouseover links. These were added in 3.0 with one
> syntax. Then a different experimental syntax was added some time later.
> Then we stopped using it, and it never became non-experimental. Here's
> an example:
>
> https://help.gnome.org/users/gnome-help/3.6/
>
> We haven't used it since 3.6 for the desktop help. I'm not sure about
> app help, but I don't think many apps used it to begin with.
>
> Style hints and experimental namespaces have no stability guarantee.
> The web site even says stuff like "Do not use it unless you are
> tracking Yelp develohttps://help.ubuntu.com/17.04/ubuntu-help/pment closely."
>
> Speak up if you want this links style to stay.
>
> --
> Shaun

I'm CC'ing the ubuntu-doc list, but please just reply to
gnome-doc-list to keep the discussion in one place.

The mouseover images are still used by Ubuntu's Desktop Help:

https://help.ubuntu.com/17.04/ubuntu-help/

Thanks,
Jeremy Bicha

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