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Re: removing the purple box

From: Eliezer Bernart <eliezer.bernart@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:06:36 -0300
Message-ID: <CAAECTTRsqDRvuuTzie5qL7i2cSf7+DgdqkOu1T+O3YAGQ2q3gw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Julee Burdekin <julee@adobe.com>
Cc: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>, Jen Simmons <jen@jensimmons.com>, List WebPlatform public <public-webplatform@w3.org>
Hey folks,

+1 to remove the purple box!

It's been almost six months since we deployed the new Flags[1] in the test
Wiki[2]. For now almost everything looks fine [3], the only issue remaining
is: How to set new flags based in the old ones?

With Frozenice help, I wrote a simple script[4] using Semantic MediaWiki
syntax to set the new flags based in the ones that we have. Looks great,
until we edit the page for the first time. Once that the script do not
"check" the options in form, when the user hits the Save button, all the
flags goes way (or do not affect at all them).

The reason is that the template section {{Flags}} is overwriting the
{{#set}} sentence.

As we discussed last year, there are some ways to workaround:

* Find a way to make SMW set the checkbox in the form
* Keep the old flags in the form, but display the new ones in the page
* Build a script to set the new flags in the template and remove the old
ones
* More ideas?

It's really great work on this again! Thank you!

[1] http://docs.webplatform.org/test/Template:Flags
[2] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webplatform/2013Dec/0029.html
[3]
http://docs.webplatform.org/t/index.php?title=css/properties/border-radius&action=formedit
[4]
http://docs.webplatform.org/w/index.php?title=User:Eliezerb/FlagsRevamp&action=edit



Eliezer

@eliezerbernart
eliezerb


On Wed, Apr 9, 2014 at 4:00 PM, Julee Burdekin <julee@adobe.com> wrote:

> +1 - We have had the requirement that the visitor should be able to figure
> out whether the page is ready for consumption or needs further
> contributions. J
>
> -------------------
> Julee Burdekin
> Content Strategist
> Adobe Web Platform
> @adobejulee
> julee@adobe.com
>
>
>
>
>
> On 4/9/14, 11:15 AM, "Doug Schepers" <schepers@w3.org> wrote:
>
> >Hi, Jen–
> >
> >I'd be comfortable removing it once we deploy the new flags template
> >that indicates the stability of any given page.
> >
> >That needs to happen anyway, and Eliezer has done most of the work
> >needed. Let's talk about completing that.
> >
> >Regards-
> >-Doug
> >
> >
> >On 4/9/14 2:10 PM, Jen Simmons wrote:
> >> I'd really like to remove the giant purple box that's on the top left of
> >> each mediwiki page. It's distracting and very loud. And I'm not sure
> >> that the information it's trying to convey is very clear for new users.
> >>
> >> This one: http://monosnap.com/image/nyvSDl1B8D0lf3ImeHlxI1LgHNahIg.png
> >>
> >> What needs to happen for us to be able to remove it? I know there's a
> >> concern that new users landing on random pages deep in the docs: 1) know
> >> that is is alpha, and 2) are invited to help improve the content, but
> >> again, I'm not convinced that this is really accomplishing those jobs.
> >>
> >> Could we just remove it?
> >> Or do we need to come up with replacements first?
> >>
> >> Jen
> >>
> >> Jen Simmons
> >> designer, consultant and speaker
> >> host of The Web Ahead
> >> jensimmons.com <http://jensimmons.com>
> >> 5by5.tv/webahead <http://5by5.tv/webahead>
> >> twitter: jensimmons <http://twitter.com/jensimmons>
> >>
> >
> >
> >
>
>
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