JDK-4140824 : stddoclet: "All Classes" list is not available when frames are off
  • Type: Enhancement
  • Component: tools
  • Sub-Component: javadoc(tool)
  • Affected Version: 1.2.0
  • Priority: P4
  • Status: Closed
  • Resolution: Fixed
  • OS: solaris_2.5,windows_95
  • CPU: x86,sparc
  • Submitted: 1998-05-21
  • Updated: 2014-05-05
  • Resolved: 2001-07-13
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When frames are turned off, the user should have the same full access
to all the web pages.  However, with frames off there is no link that will 
take you to the "All Classes" list, a very useful page.  

So where should we add that link?  The main nav bar is too cluttered for 
another long name.  Suggest adding this link to the index nav bar:

A B C D E F ... X Y Z _ All Classes

CONVERTED DATA BugTraq+ Release Management Values COMMIT TO FIX: merlin-beta2 FIXED IN: merlin-beta2 INTEGRATED IN: merlin-beta2 VERIFIED IN: merlin-rc1

EVALUATION Yes, index page is the correct place for the All_Classes link. Easy to fix. atul.dambalkar@eng 1998-05-22 From an accessibility perespective this isn't true. Equivalence is the goal for accessibility and burying All_Classes in link does not provide this. The easy access provided to frame users should be available with the same level of access as to the non-frame user. Overiew is one feature provided with frames in the non-frames function, the same should be done for all classes. javadoc's competitor Polardoc places an all classes function (called class search) in the header of its pages because they feel it is important. In speaking with Doug Kramer on this he says many users find an All Classes function much more helpful than using the Index. earl.johnson@Eng 1998-08-11 What Earl says makes sense. However, I don't see how to do that without adding clutter for the frame users. To give All_Classes the equivalence he seeks, we could put a link for All Classes in the navigation bar; however, it would not make much sense for the frame users, as it would display a list that initially is already present in the lower-left frame. If we put it in the navigation bar, I suggest calling it: Class_Index Then it should go to the left of the Index link. doug.kramer@eng 2000-02-29 A blind developer, James Homme, has written in and requested this feature. In response, I have copied his comment into the "Comment" field and raised this to priority 4. doug.kramer@eng 2000-02-29 This bug has been fixed. Location of fix: AllClassesFrameWriter.java HtmlStandardWriter.java standard.properties jamie.ho@Eng 2001-05-30 Reopenning bug to refine fix. jamie.ho@Eng 2001-05-30 The fix has been refined. The "All Classes" link now appears next to the "No Frames" link. jamie.ho@Eng 2001-05-30

PUBLIC COMMENTS This bug has been fixed. A "Class Index" link has been added to the navagation bar. jamie.ho@Eng 2001-05-30

SUGGESTED FIX See the evaluation for possible fixes. We should decide on a fix before implementing it. doug.kramer@Eng 2000-02-29