[Design] Editing Read-only items
pbossut at osafoundation.org
Mon Apr 30 22:24:43 PDT 2007
Philippe Bossut wrote:
> I'm trying to get a sense of how read-only items do behave right now.
> Does anyone has a read-only ticket I could use for testing?
Aparna gave me a ticket and I tried. So, for everyone's edification, you
can edit anything in a read-only item. Apparently also the UI in the
markup bar is broken and the striked crayon is not displayed.
So, right now, this is a rather confusing state of affairs for users
indeed... We should at least repair the markup bar.
- if the item is "read-only", the markup bar shows a "striked crayon" icon
- nothing is editable when this icon is displayed but...
- ...the user can click the "striked crayon" to make the item editable,
a dialog pops-up warning the user (edits will be local and conflict with
edits coming from the server on sync) and the icon turns into a
"non-striked crayon" (note that read-write item do not display any
crayon of any kind so you can make the difference between a read-write
item, a read-only item and a read-only but edited item...)
This seems to me the cheapest proposal for Preview (modifying the
styling per attribute seems much riskier).
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