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From Richard Hirsch <hirsch.d...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Modal Dialogs: Getting there
Date Sat, 27 Mar 2010 14:32:35 GMT
On Sat, Mar 27, 2010 at 3:20 PM, Ethan Jewett <esjewett@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sat, Mar 27, 2010 at 4:58 AM, Richard Hirsch <hirsch.dick@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > What I'd like to do is use JQuery tool tips to display the help. I just
> > finished converting the action page and just deleted the help.
>
> That sounds just about perfect!
>
> > Good luck.  Do you have suggestion of how to display a long url? Maybe
> with
> > a mouse-over that displays the fulltext.
>
> I think for starters we could drop the # of clicks and get away from a
> table-based model to a list-based model in the html. That helps
> compact things a bit and gives us more ability to use CSS for managing
> text display. The next step is to force wrapping, which to the best of
> my knowledge is not really possible in CSS2. Fortunately CSS3 has the
> "word-wrap:break-word" style, which does exactly what we want.
>
> I've attached a mock-up done using CSS3 using this approach. What do you
> think?
>

Email it to me directly, since the esme-dev mailing deamon usually kills
attachments.
Or attach it to JIRA-100 item.


> As a last resort, if we can't find a way to extend this to non-CSS3
> browsers, we could probably do some fancy JS or something to insert
> spaces into the text representation of the link, allowing it to wrap.
>
> >
> > What about creating dialogs but not modal dialogs.
> >
>
> I think modal dialogs and normal dialogs suffer from the same
> disadvantages in this situation.
>
> Ethan
>

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