Re: Documents and Manuals menus in Mosaic going away

Frank Baker (
Mon, 26 Jul 1993 09:32:21 -0400

I think you are on the right track (and a necessary one). I had wondered
why all those documents were coded into the menus ... it seemed like a simple
problem eagerly waiting to become an administrative nightmare!

I would like to request/clarify two things:

(1) >> The Help menu, of course, will stay.

Do I interpret this correctly when I assume that this will provide
a clear and intuitive entry to COMPLETE "How to Use Mosaic" docs?
(I.e., the entry "NCSA Mosaic Manual" on the Manuals menu will
migrate to the Help menu.)

(2) Will there be a menu entry accessing the centralized documents which
will in turn give inexperienced users some intuitive way to get out
to the Web? E.g., will be a built-in pointer to the central index
described below?

>> I'd rather leave new server tracking, etc. to the central index
>> of Web servers at CERN + Mosaic What's New + demo document

Of course, a maintained link in the Mosaic Home Page or in the
Tutorial would also work.

(Brand new users are always going to need some sort of help getting
around at first. And Mosaic will spread faster if their first
experiences are satisfying rather than frustrating. But you know that.)

Thoughts off the top of my head...

-- Frank