Ticket #421 (closed Enhancement: fixed)

Opened 11 years ago

Last modified 11 years ago

Tool tips

Reported by: silke Owned by:
Priority: Trivial Milestone: Release 4.1
Component: DeepaMehta Standard Distribution Version:
Keywords: Cc:
Complexity: 3 Area: GUI / Usability


The tool tips in the right side of the screen always start with an "A" which often doesn't fit.
Example: I click onto a topic type (in the topic map), then I navigate over the items in the right side. Some are ok, like "A Data Type", others look strange "A Index Mode" or "A View Configuration". Could the "A" just be dropped?

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comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by jri

Let me try to understand exactly what you mean.
To me "A Index Mode" or "A View Configuration" is concise.

  • "Fulltext" is a index mode, namely one of 4; there are 3 others.
  • a "View Configuration" is an collection of view settings represented by a topic.

Or do you say it must be "An Index Mode" instead of "A Index Mode"?
What's your objection with "A View Configuration" then?

I like the "A" because it expresses the type-instance relationship in English language as "is a", like in "Silke is a Person".

comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by jri

I would really know about your objection.

Anyway, meanwhile I see the "A" thing is too much a hack.
Generating a natural language tooltip requires more than that.
And it breaks immediately when you name your type in a language other than English.

I will drop that "A".

Thanks for feedback!

comment:3 Changed 11 years ago by Jörg Richter

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed

Webclient: fix tooltip text (#421).

The tooltips of topics in lists (detail panel) now read e.g. "Person" instead of "A Person".
The "A" does not work for type names in languages other than English.

Furthermore the tooltip shows the topic's URI (if there is one).
This is helpful to distinguish e.g. types when they have the same name (e.g. there are 3 types named "Description").

Close ticket 421.

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