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From "David Johnson (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Resolved: (ROL-1836) Media Blogging: replace YUI context menu with simple links
Date Sun, 27 Sep 2009 18:05:16 GMT

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David Johnson resolved ROL-1836.
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         Resolution: Fixed
    Level of effort: 3h

URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?rev=819364&view=rev
Log: Replace ineffective YUI context menu in Media File View page with simple links in the
appropriate places.

> Media Blogging: replace YUI context menu with simple links
> ----------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: ROL-1836
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/ROL-1836
>             Project: Roller
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Media files / uploads
>            Reporter: David Johnson
>            Assignee: David Johnson
>             Fix For: 5.0
>
>
> The Media File View page includes a YUI based context popup menu with these options for
a media file:
> - Edit
> - Delete
> - Include in Gallery
> - Include in Post
> It is flawed in several ways:
> - Not obvious: it's not obvious that the menu exists, users won't notice it
> - Requires left click: again this is not obvious, users won't know to left click to get
the menu
> - Doesn't always work: in some cases after scrolling the menu will not work and you get
the browser's context menu instead
> - Requires a lot of JavaScript code: the code is long and complex, not justified by functional
benefit
> I think the best course of action is to remove the context menu and add links to the
Media File Edit page to allow users to create new weblog posts. 
> Once the context menu is gone, here's how users will accomplish the functions that were
on the context menu:
> - Edit: simply click on a file to edit
> - Delete: users already have option to delete selected files
> - Include in Gallery: users already have option to do this via edit page
> - Include in Post: add links to edit page to enable this

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