(Enhancement) Referencing diagrams [#1459]
: (Enhancement) Referencing diagrams
(2008-07-05 10:36) [#4835]
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Bill: There are some problems, I think, with referencing diagrams. I noticed it acutely in a recent discussion with TDerz on a page with several diagrams. What do you do when you want to talk about a diagram that does not currently appear in the browser window? We sort of solved the problem using footnotes, but there is a problem with that when the same footnoted diagram is referenced in more than one place. How do you get back to the right place after viewing the diagram?
In a recent discussion with RobertJasiek I just copied the diagrams. I suppose that's better than footnoting, but it does waste space.
I think this problem will get worse with forums, because people will refer to diagrams that are even more distant from their text than they would have been before forums. Should everybody who refers to a diagram copy it to their own post? That could lead to a lot of copying!
So I am wondering if there isn't a better way? Like maybe a reference to a diagram that makes it pop up in its own window? Then it would be visible as long as the reader needed to see it. And the reader might be able to use the pop up to reference the diagram in his own writing.