On Wed, 09 Nov 2005 03:24:02 +0100, Rijk van Geijtenbeek
[re: help pages]
> I don't see why you need to manually save them at all. As I said, just
> visit them and Opera will not forget them after you switch to 'offline
The problem with this idea is that the user may not know which help
files are useful until the connection has been dropped, at which
point it's annoying to have to reconnect just to fetch another page.
The current system is fine if you want to stay online while browsing
the help, but it's no use if you want to get the help as quickly as
possible and then hang up to release the telephone line.
If the help can't be bundled with Opera by default then how about
having an extra "offline help" package that can be downloaded from
the same page as Opera itself? It would install into the usual cache
directory and thereafter would be updated from the website as normal,
meaning that dialup users would never get an error if they tried to
visit an uncached page.
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