[oXygen-user] Comments about a possible new feature

George Cristian Bina
Wed Jan 28 03:06:52 CST 2004

Thank you for your replies.

I found this idea back in August while reading an weblog entry that had a
reference to oXygen. I tried to find that and finally got it:


Then this idea came back these days and yesterday I took 10 minutes and
hacked the view to apply an alpha on the lines from 1 to 15 and from 25 on,
leaving the 15-25 range to display normally. You saw the result.

I want to clarify that our focus is on important XML related features (we do
not waste the time :), this is just a possible feature and that is why I
wanted to get some feedback. Also if we will add such a feature it will not
be the default.

I thought that the lines displayed normally should be around the cursor.
Also there should be available some parameters to configure how many lines
should be presented normally, the alpha factor and the minimum alpha factor
to avoid the text to disappear completely for areas that are far from the
focus zone. I'm sure that also adding some document structure knowledge as
Marius suggested should be an interesting option.

I think we have to try it for real before giving it up. So I will try to
link it to the current line and make that available for tests on a few days.

Best Regards,
George Cristian Bina mailto:
<oXygen/> XML Editor - http://www.oxygenxml.com/

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