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Re: CSL editor feedback

Bruce D'Arcus-3
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On Thu, May 24, 2012 at 4:44 AM, Steve Ridout <[hidden email]> wrote:

> On 24 May 2012 00:57, <[hidden email]> wrote:
>>
>> So WRT to Rintze's point on visualization, random thoughts:
>>
>> 1) do we need the explicit "layout" nodes? I imagine you do this to
>> include the attributes, or not, but am wondering if it's possible to achieve
>> the same thing otherwise; maybe by having select lists that are blank by
>> default?
>
>
> We'll have a think about this. Is there a good reason why the layout node
> can't be a group node? They seem very similar in functionality, and it would
> be one less thing for  a user to understand.

Perhaps, though they do differ a bit functionally.

>> 2) I do get tripped up by the nested groups, and trying to understand what
>> they mean. Perhaps this is the primary issue?
>
> This is fundamental to the design of CSL. I'd love to figure out a simpler
> way to display this but haven't yet managed to think of one.

Perhaps one observation is just to say different node types have
different functions, so perhaps if there were a way to more clearly
distinguish groups from other (and in particular rendering) nodes?

Bruce

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