[Pmwiki-users] RE: Test of page drafts
Tue Jul 20 10:06:37 CDT 2004
> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Rankin [mailto:john.rankin at affinity.co.nz]
> Sent: Monday, July 19, 2004 10:47 PM
> To: Pmwiki-users at pmichaud.com; Mirko Froehlich
> Subject: Re: [Pmwiki-users] RE: Test of page drafts
> Yes, finding the best visual cues is proving hard. Another suggestion:
> ? create new page
> ?+ edit draft of new page (was ?)
> + view draft page
> # go to original page from view draft page (was ?)
> What do pepole think?
> Unless somebody offers an alternative or disagrees, I'll
> leave the ? as is and change the ? to a #. Silence is assent.
This is a difficult issue. I definitely don't like the old symbol to go to
the original page from the draft page. In fact, since this does not appear
to be a standard ASCII character it already caused some weird issues: It
showed up as a cross in the email that went directly to myself, but it
showed up as a square in the email that came through the mailing list - both
on the same email client. The # would at least solve this problem.
I vote against the upside down question mark as well, but I'm not quite sure
about the ?+ either. Does it have to be a symbol at all, or could it just be
a D for draft? Or maybe the slightly more verbose ?(draft) or something like
that? The (draft) could be displayed in superscript in a really small font.
In fact, (draft) could also be used to view the draft page. If we go with
something like this, I would suggest (org) for the original page link.
Ultimately I would probably vote for icons, although I understand that
PmWiki does not currently use any icons and in fact its simple and clean UI
is one of the things I really like about it. Still, icons would probably
result in a better user experience.
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