Manual - technical issues
willemferguson at zoology.up.ac.za
Fri Dec 6 10:01:56 UTC 2013
When the user manual is activated the manual opens in a browser. But
this is a bare-frame browser with no controls. If one opens a URL inside
the manual, the new page does not open in a separate window, but within
the same browser window. After looking at the link referred to by the
URL, there is no way to get back to the manual because there are no
controls to navigate back. This is primarily a deficiency of asciidoc.
There are workarounds. The obvious one is to add "target="_blank" by
hand to the URLs in the HTML output from asciidoc and then everything is
ok. But this prevents automated build of the manual. In order to
maintain automated build, it may be necessary to write a short program
to insert the correct attribute.
My question is: Are there any settings of the browser that can be
changed that can force the opening of a new browser window for URLs
within the manual?
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