James Joyce Text Machine: Main Menu (NS6)
- Preface The James Joyce Text Machine, 2000-2001
- Plain text, scrollable
A sample text passage, divided by lines
- Same, with line numbers
From the Gabler edition
- Same, with manuscript variants
Please scroll right. The variants are in process of being encoded in different screen colors!
- In-text annotation links, resizable windows.
Multiple annotations. each requiring its own manual click.
- Line-number annotation links, synchronized multiple annotations
A group of related annotations are brought up together with one click.
- Contextual annotation, plus drop-down topic menus
A mockup of using a database query to retrieve a given passage and its fixed contexts, such as chapter, line numbers,
characters, scene location, time of day. In addition, drop down menus would provide additional annotation by motif,
rhetorical elements, schema, scholarly criticism, etc.
- Simple mouseover
- Dynamic mouseovers (limited):
These mouseovers demonstrate a variety of DHTML annotation capabilities, such as
1) very short message on status line,
2) click-hinting messages in local tooltip balloons,
3) clicking to control commentary in a second frame,
4) displaying hidden comment layers, and 4) displaying persistent popup windows
(IE) (Netscape produces erratic or fatal results)
- Changing cursors: 1 |
Changing the cursor icon from text zones to text zone can hint the presence of different features available (IE)
- Styled links
Not all links do the same thing: to distiguish different categories of actions or desinations,
the links can be distinguished with different color or typeface displays (IE)
- Future shock
Work in progress: hypertext avenues to be explored.