[greenstone-users] Re: [greenstone-devel] Interface Design in Greenstone

From Michael Dewsnip
DateWed, 13 Sep 2006 12:10:19 +1200
Subject [greenstone-users] Re: [greenstone-devel] Interface Design in Greenstone
In-Reply-To (20060912233032-81833-qmail-web57007-mail-re3-yahoo-com)
Hi everyone,

We all know Greenstone's format statements and macrofiles are hard to
learn (although we like to think they are powerful and fairly easy to
use once you get a handle on them). Now is your chance to suggest
improvements to what is a fairly important part of building a good
collection. The more responses Kevin receives the better we'll know
where to focus our efforts!

Personally, I think Greenstone format statements really need a {ForEach}
construct for displaying multiple metadata values. Using "sibling" just
doesn't cut it when you're generating tables etc.


On behalf of the Greenstone team

Kevin wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm doing a project on improving the way interfaces are designed in
> Greenstone.
> I would like your opinions on the formatting statements, macros and
> anything
> else to do with creating Greenstone interfaces.
> I'd really appreciate it if you could take the quick survey at:
> http://chnm.gmu.edu/tools/surveys/2333/
> or you can email me directly with your comments.
> thanks,
> Kevin Fong
> mwf3@waikato.ac.nz
> Department of Computer Science
> University of Waikato
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