Re: [orca-list] Page presentation issues

Hi Jason,

On Fri, 16 May 2008, Jason White wrote:

On Fri, May 16, 2008 at 07:28:27PM +1000, Daniel Dalton wrote:

Would writing the navigation functions for orca in c help? (Is python
causing the slowness?) Or is it not related to that?

It would increase performance to some extent, but slow down development a lot.
Python code, in general, is much shorter than the corresponding C code,
less prone to bugs (e.g., memory allocation problems) and quicker to develop.

Let's state it this way: the Orca developers aren't going to rewrite the
Firefox support in C, and they are right in not doing so. This discussion has
been held before on the mailing list; perhaps consulting the archive would

Indeed, I understand. Its probably not worth it. What about writing a few modules in C in the future though?

help if you are interested.

Might have a look if I have time.

Which is better than the windows buffering I think I have seen in internet
(I hardly ever use windows so that is why I didn't notice the speed thing)

I don't notice any performance problems in Firefox.

I don't really either. I have 1 gb of ram and dual core 2.1 ghz.
free says only 800 M of ram is being used, so would upgrading my ram to 2 gb help speed when navigating?
Some times it is a little slow to respond.
It isn't using swap, lets put it that way.

Is there any hope of implementing a links list dialog?

I think the majority of the community rejects such suggestions.

Why not a hotkey to put the links into a list view or whatever so you can
down arrow through links (same with forms, and perhaps objects) but when
these lists are not active show the page as it looks. (Like it is shown
now.) (Don't invent this buffering stuff)

This sort of manipulation is best implemented as a Firefox extension so that
it can be used regardless of what screen reader happens to be operative, and
can also be used by people who aren't accessing Firefox with a screen reader,

Well it might be nice for quickly finding a certain link so I may look into this in the future, but learning python and C and don't want to learn another language yet to develop mozzilla products as well.

If you're interested in looking at Axsjax, it is available here:

Might take a look if I get a chance.


Daniel Dalton
<d dalton iinet net au>

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