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From Rob Weir <>
Subject Re: [WWW] two questions about DL button on home page...
Date Wed, 25 Apr 2012 13:48:17 GMT
On Tue, Apr 24, 2012 at 5:41 PM, Marcus (OOo) <> wrote:
> Am 04/24/2012 11:09 PM, schrieb Kay Schenk:
>> On 04/24/2012 01:05 PM, Marcus (OOo) wrote:
>>> Am 04/24/2012 07:54 PM, schrieb Kay Schenk:
>>>> Hi all--
>>>> Right now, when I click on "I want to download OpenOffice", I don't the
>>>> expanded green button I was getting last week, for example. I had made
>>>> some
>>>> changes to this a week or so ago, but the changes that I incorporated,
>>>> and
>>>> the green button itself were just fine after that. I think my current
>>>> experience may be due to a problem with getting the mirror link but I
>>>> need
>>>> to confirm this in a bit.
>>>> So, question #1.
>>>> I would like someone else to try this and let the list know what your
>>>> results are -- are you getting the expanded green button or being
>>>> shuttled
>>>> to /download/index.html instead?
>>>> Question #2. If you're not getting the DL button, or even if you are,
>>>> how
>>>> strongly do you feel about having the expanding button, or would just a
>>>> jump to /download/index.html be just as good?
>>>> I know there was a LOT of discussion when this design first emerged,
>>>> but,
>>>> it would much much easier for changes in DL code -- Rob's proposal for
>>>> unification of yesterday for instance -- if we could just dump this
>>>> "internal" DL button on the home page. Yes, the buttons are the same
>>>> to the
>>>> eye anyway on both the main index.html page and /download/index.html but
>>>> the html implementation is different, different enough that both these
>>>> areas need to be changed when changes are needed. Additionally,
>>>> dumping the
>>>> "generated" button on the home page would allow us to standardize more
>>>> easily on incorporating the DL button -- the code used on
>>>> /download/index.html -- on other pages like the NL pages.
>>>> Thanks for looking at this and responding.
>>> It seems Rob's last commit (r1329501 - "Remove unneeded GA code") has
>>> removed accidently also the toggle mode for the download button. This is
>>> done via JavaScript, too.
>>> I've repaired it as the expanded donwload button is IMHO a nice feature.
>>> Marcus
>> Marcus--Thanks for would be really really helpful if we
>> could just do away with this approach.
>> I'm going to work on the underpinnings in /download today, and not the
>> home page, so I'll wait to hear from a few others.
>> So far, it looks like we've got 2 to "remove/OK with removing it" (me,
>> Dave), and 1 not to remove (you).
> Of course we can remove the toggle feature for the green box. Lets see what
> others say.
> I've just re-enabled it because the effort was really minimal.

What are the arguments for and against?

Aside from a good user experience, my interest is in having clean,
unifiied download logic, to support an overall download policy,
including how we mirror, how we track statistics, how we route and how
we recommend downloads based on request headers.


> Marecus

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