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Item1793: remove topic summary in list of backlinks in rename-topic

Priority: CurrentState: AppliesTo: Component: WaitingFor:
Enhancement Closed Engine    
Usefulness and costs don't balance. Even without taking that under consideration: less is more.

Before:

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After:

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Patch attached.

-- MichaelDaum - 03 Jul 2009

Yep, thats crap. Speaking of usability: its even crap to leave those options in (the ui) at all. But thats something the skin author has to decide.

I was working on that in Eugens new (not yet published) skin. We took those options completely out of the sight of the user, cause in 98% of all cases s/he has no knowledge on what is really going on in order to decide on things.

Btw: I had to duplicate that part of the core into a plugin, cause those options are not exported via a MACRO. When patching the core for this issue, can we probably export this via a MACRO?

-- OliverKrueger - 06 Jul 2009

Hm, I wouldn't go so far as to eliminate checking backlinks... What would be the default: alter backlinks yes or no?

Sometimes are move a topic to a different web and re-create the same topic again. So old links will point to the topic that I will create in the next step... Thats at least one use case where I would need a control of how to deal with backlinks.

Admitted, backlinks in themselves are not well done in Foswiki: they are actively searched for again and again. Even worse, backlings are implemented multiple times and differently in various areas of Foswiki. Compare "rename topic"'s backlinks with those found by "search for backlinks"... frown

Better would be to cache them into a central info database. But that's not part of this task.

-- MichaelDaum - 06 Jul 2009

I fully support this patch. If someone wants to review those pages, perhaps the links could open in a new window, and have an icon to indicate that.

-- ArthurClemens - 06 Jul 2009

Taking the original bug report and not the additional discussion.

I agree 100% also that the auto generated summary after the topic name is total garbage. Changing this would be fixing a bug and not adding an enhancement. Go ahead and remove the summary. It is a safe change that have no other impact elsewhere.

-- KennethLavrsen - 05 Aug 2009

ItemTemplate edit

Summary remove topic summary in list of backlinks in rename-topic
ReportedBy MichaelDaum
Codebase
SVN Range Foswiki-1.0.0, Thu, 08 Jan 2009, build 1878
AppliesTo Engine
Component
Priority Enhancement
CurrentState Closed
WaitingFor
Checkins distro:e5e1ab1720cc
TargetRelease patch
ReleasedIn 1.0.7
Topic attachments
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Rename.patchpatch Rename.patch manage 7.4 K 03 Jul 2009 - 07:45 MichaelDaum  
RenameSnapAfter.pngpng RenameSnapAfter.png manage 38.3 K 03 Jul 2009 - 07:38 MichaelDaum  
RenameSnapBefore.pngpng RenameSnapBefore.png manage 106.5 K 03 Jul 2009 - 07:38 MichaelDaum  
Topic revision: r9 - 20 Sep 2009, KennethLavrsen
 
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