[isabelle-dev] Isabelle/jEdit output panel
makarius at sketis.net
Fri Sep 21 17:56:44 CEST 2012
Here is an interesting update in Isabelle/cbcccf2a0f6f: at first sight
there should be hardly any difference in the Output panel appearance and
behaviour, but it is now based on completely different technology.
The former Lobo/Cobra HTML4/CSS2 browser is no longer used, neither the
new HTML5_Panel from JavaFX (which introduces its own complications).
Instead, the existing semantic text rendering over regular jEdit text
areas is applied to output as well. This is in the best tradition of
Emacs, where "everything is a buffer". In Isabelle/jEdit almost
everything is derived from TextArea, or better Rich_Text_Area.
This also means that tooltips, hyperlinks etc. should now work the same
for Output, just as for the input text.
The next step will be to make tooltips and popups themselves use the same
If something breaks down unexpectedly, because I've overlooking something
important, the old HTML4 panel is still available as Output1 for the
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