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James Joyce Text Machine: Main Menu (NS6)

  • This sample of hypertext capabilities from the Calypso episode of Joyce's Ulysses was prepared for the London Joyce Conference in June 2000, the New York STS Conference in April 2001, and the Berkeley Joyce Conference in July 2001.
  • The remote control window can be moved, resized, minimized, restored (ALT-TAB), and closed or re-launched.
  • These demos work best in Internet Explorer 4+/5+/6+. Almost all the features work in Netscape 6x browsers but not in Netscape Navigator 4+, which may crash on some pages. (IE on menu: Internet Explorer recommended or required; limited or no functionality in Netscape 4x.)
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  • Project purpose and limits: About the project
  • An overview of what's in the demonstrations: On the demos
  • The underlying structures: Structures
  • Resources for a Joyce hypertext project: Resources
    1. Preface The James Joyce Text Machine, 2000-2001

    2. Plain text, scrollable
      A sample text passage, divided by lines

    3. Same, with line numbers
      From the Gabler edition

    4. Same, with manuscript variants
      Please scroll right. The variants are in process of being encoded in different screen colors!

    5. In-text annotation links, resizable windows.
      Multiple annotations. each requiring its own manual click.

    6. Line-number annotation links, synchronized multiple annotations
      A group of related annotations are brought up together with one click.

    7. 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.

    8. Simple mouseover

    9. 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)

    10. Changing cursors: 1 | 2 | 3
      Changing the cursor icon from text zones to text zone can hint the presence of different features available (IE)

    11. 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)

    12. Future shock
      Work in progress: hypertext avenues to be explored.

    Notes and instructions:

    About the project: | each demo: | structures | resources ||

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    Heyward Ehrlich
    Dept of English
    Rutgers University
    Newark NJ 07102, USA
    First created: 16 June 2000; last revised: 7 July 2001