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Re: showAlert() patch

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2012 21:18:38 +0000 (UTC)
To: Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>
cc: "www-archive@w3.org" <www-archive@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1208152113400.31973@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
On Wed, 15 Aug 2012, Simon Pieters wrote:
> The current behavior is really annoying. [...] (The fading doesn't 
> happen in Opera, btw.)

Why doesn't the fading happen in Opera?

It sounds like Opera isn't doing what this was designed to do.

I don't understand why it's hard to get the link. The way it's supposed to 
work is you type in the message, hit enter, and you immediately get the 
link on the screen that you can copy and paste. Unless you're on an 
rather laggy connection, I don't see how you would have time to switch to 
another tab before the link is displayed.

> > >  window.addEventListener('scroll', function (event) {
> > >    closeAlert();
> > >  }, false);
> > 
> > That would make the dialog not start to fade out when you scroll, why 
> > would you want that?
> It makes the dialog go away when I don't want it to.

Why are you scrolling if you want the link? I don't follow.

> > Having the dialog still up after you've filed a bug is really annoying 
> > when you're trying to read the spec.
> It's pretty easy to close with the patch applied.

I don't want to have to close it explicitly. It should just go away.

> Alternatively, make the dialog non-modal and just include the link at 
> the bottom of the screen or something. It's the link I want.

The dialog already isn't modal. :-)

Here's a link that will give you the bugs that were filed by this system 
in the last hour:


Since your problem is that the message is disappearing too quickly, 
whereas I think if anything it doesn't disappear quickly enough, it sounds 
like just using that link will be more effective for you. :-)

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