[PATCH 14 of 20] hgweb: add ajaxScrollInit skeleton

Dave S snidely.too at gmail.com
Tue Aug 13 14:56:12 CDT 2013

On Tue, Aug 13, 2013 at 11:26 AM, Alexander Plavin <alexander at plav.in>
> 13.08.2013, 21:56, "Dave S" <snidely.too at gmail.com>:

> > Yes, "how much"; I apologize for the proof-reading goof. I couldn't
tell if it was
> > growing by 6 or 60 entries, and having a visual clue would have been
> > I was also looking for Opera page-info to tell me, and it didn't ...
> > at least not in a way I could recognize;
> > I think the numbers it displayed reflected the initial load,
> > and didn't change when I scolled down and triggered some more.
> As for visual clue, I'm sorry: the deployment to the server wasn't
complete (now it is).
> So, look again - there is a tiny horizontal line between 'pages'.

I don't see any dynamic loading this time ... at <
Did I go to the wrong place?

> And I don't get what you say about Opera page-info and what you want to
see there.

It's just a tool, like an odometer is a tool for measuring how far I drive.

> > Also, I am not certain I prefer "grows by 60" to "moves the visible
buffer by 60"
> > (Android, and I guess MySQL, call this a "cursor");
> > in the latter case, the top of the window would be showing a different
line after
> > each dynamic load (and maybe with a cursor, you want to move 60/2,
> > also have to add dynamic up-scrolling).

> I haven't seen any website using such technique, so it seems to be very
> and unexpected behavior.

No web site uses a "sliding window"? (to use another name for this sort of

I'm not sure I have an example to show you; Google search still uses fixed
length pages.
Google Image search appends at the bottom without sliding the top, so
that's one example
that uses the "stretchy window" model of your sample.

> > > Revision number near the less-more links always relate to the
beginning of the list,
> > > same as it was before.
> > Yes, but in the past there was always a fixed relationship between the
top and bottom numbers,
> > and even my grey cells could compute that, but they start thrashing
when trying to figure out
> > where I am with infinite scrolling.

> As for me, changing the revision number on top or bottom (or both) will
confuse users
> and has little sense.

Perhaps, but as you can tell from my whining, some of us will get confused
from not providing
additional clues.

> P.S.: add list to the CC please :)

I apologize. You'd think that catching my error once would have me watching
for it the next time,
instead of repeating the error again (my usenet habits expect the reply to
default to the list, and the mail program doesn't).


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