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Re^4: Major update to perldoc.perl.org (functional)

by SuicideJunkie (Priest)
on Jul 17, 2009 at 17:42 UTC ( #781124=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: Major update to perldoc.perl.org (functional)
in thread Major update to perldoc.perl.org

Well said, tye

My browser is rarely set to 1000px wide, personally. 800 is common, but I'll shrink it to 500 or so when I'm coding on the side and want to see perldoc at the same time (the code editor gets priority for screen space). Wider when I'm reading stories or other big blocks of text. I have lots of stuff open, and they all have to play nice and share the desktop space.
On the other hand, I find that a lot of the older generation people I know always fullscreen everything. 1280px to 1600px for them no matter what.

Dynamic layout is a great feature.

PS: I suspect that most people who have disabled javascript will also disable cookies, particularly cookies that outlast the session. Having a cookie disable the warning would not be effective in those situations.

UPDATE:
Sometimes you just have to do it yourself:
How to make perldoc.perl.org resizable too!


Comment on Re^4: Major update to perldoc.perl.org (functional)
Re^5: Major update to perldoc.perl.org (cookies)
by tye (Cardinal) on Jul 17, 2009 at 18:47 UTC

    So why do people disable cookies? I assume that it is out of some desire to deny information to advertisers. I guess they find it annoying to have advertisements that better target them? :)

    And what is the reasonable replacement for a cookie (or two) here? Certainly, I could add custom CSS to hide such bits. But browsers don't make it easy to add custom CSS in my experience (nearly the opposite). And browsers don't let the site make suggestions of CSS to add for the user so such a solution is significantly less useful in not being able to be offered to the user with a simple click.

    I have practical reasons for disabling javascript. I'm sure there are people who disable cookies. I'm sure there are a lot of people who have tools that disable certain kinds of cookies (trying to focus on cookies used by advertisers). But I've heard a lot of arguments against disabling anonymous posting at PerlMonks and I don't think that "I refuse to accept any cookies!" has come up much at all.

    In any case, if somebody routinely refuses cookies, it seems reasonable to me to allow them to decide to accept some cookies that are very clearly only there to let them customize a couple of features (no "tracking number" included) or to not accept them and take on the burden of rolling their own customization.

    - tye        

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