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Re: too many pencils

From: Juan Lanus <juan.lanus@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2007 10:36:52 -0300
Message-ID: <ae65f3f20708310636h6759e01od0dcce233119d463@mail.gmail.com>
To: Irene.Vatton@inrialpes.fr
Cc: www-amaya@w3.org

Sadly I am not that kind of developer. But I can suggest some design.

If it were my pencil icon I'd add the number of comments, maybe in
brackets thus: [12] but without the word "comments", trying to do it
in a way so that it does not take screen space to avoid breaking the
screen layout.  And only if it is not [1].
A user clicking such an icon, one with more that 1 comment, would see
a very simple dialog containing the date/time and the writer ids of
the comments, sorted by date latest first, in a column.
This dialog is to function like a contextual menu. Clicking one item
opens the associated comment in it's window.
The comment window would contain "comment 1 of n"  and links to the
next and the previous comment at it's bottom.

The use case is an interesting or conflictive issue foe example in the
design of a page (the html is a wireframe), or an item in an
announcement that provokes reactions, etc.
One user drops a comment and many others reply, as in a forum.

Saludos!
--
Juan Lanus

On 8/31/07, Irene Vatton <Irene.Vatton@inrialpes.fr> wrote:
> On Saturday 25 August 2007 21:06, Juan Lanus wrote:
> > Hi There,
> >
> > See this video about annotations:
> > http://g.cabanac.free.fr/publications/2005-11-IWAC/demoAmaya.wmv
> >
> > Some pages have so many annotations that they become too cluttered.
> > I suggest that, to avoid this, instead of depicting one pencil for each
> > annotation, Amaya depicted a single pencil icon and a number, maybe like a
> > power exponent, with the number of comments.
> >
> > Somewhere in the near future this feature will start to shine, and it's own
> > success will ruin the pages when so many pencils were there that the pages
> > turned out to be illegible.
> >
> > Saludos!
> > --
> > Juan Lanus
>
> This request is registered in the wish list.
> Is there any contributor interested by this development ?
>      Irène.
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