[Pmwiki-users] Suggestion: new "Attach:" behavior for existing attachments
Fabio Reis Cecin
Fri May 7 11:08:07 CDT 2004
I think the "Attach:" markup could render better when the
uploaded file already exists. One common idiom for
attachment links is:
which renders the filename link with the name of the file.
But "lazy" users (most of them, including me, after editing the
1000th Attach: link) just use Attach:filename which renders as
as a link to the existing file, which doesn't look particularly
good altough it leaves the "attachment" aspect explicit.
But I think it would be better if Attach:filename rendered
like [[Attach:filename filename]] when the file aleady exists
(after upload), and to keep it explicit that it's a link to a file,
a small "diskette" or "file" icon could be rendered to the side
of the attachment link.
The behavior for not-yet uploaded files (non-existing files)
would be to render Attach:filename exactly as it is now:
with the clickable "?"; doesn't look as pretty but leaves it
explicit that it is an upload link awaiting an upload (a
downside of using [[Attach:filename filename]] for not-yet
uploaded files, which hides the fact that the "?" is for a
file upload instead of a page edit, the most common type
of "?" link)
The file icon could even be hardcoded into the Pmwiki
installation, no need to involve it with skins/templates.
No need to display specific icons for file types, since the
file extension remains visible on the link.
And some suggestions for icons from Google Images :-)
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