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Rapid Application Development with Mozilla™ by Nigel McFarlane

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Chapter 8. Navigation

An application window should not be a random collection of text, boxes, and widgets, no matter how beautifully it is presented. A window should impose some order on the features that it provides. That order makes moving around in the application easier. This chapter describes the XUL tags and related design that can impose such order.

The end user, whether competent and impatient or lost and confused, should have free will to move around within an application. That movement is navigation. The number one rule of navigation is: Don't frighten the user off. Navigation strategies should always use familiar ...

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