[Phpmyadmin-devel] Dismissable ajax messages

Dieter Adriaenssens dieter.adriaenssens at gmail.com
Tue Aug 23 21:40:04 CEST 2011

2011/8/23 Rouslan Placella <rouslan at placella.com>:
> Hi there,
> I think that there is a problem with the current implementation of the
> PMA_ajaxShowMessage() function. The issue is that it has a fixed 5sec
> timeout. For error messages I think that it's too little, but for info
> messages it's way too much. I remember someone already mentioning here
> on the list this exact problem (though can't remember who or when).
> I wrote a patch [1] that increases the ajax message timeout to 10s and
> offers the users the possibility to dismiss any ajax message. With this
> patch applied, the user is shown a tooltip when hovering a notification,
> which lets him/her know that by clicking on the notification, it will be
> removed. However this tooltip is hidden when the user hovers over a link
> or a button, since by clicking one of those the user will actually
> follow the link rather than dismissing the notification (which I think
> would be the expected behaviour).
> I'd like to merge this commit to master branch, so please let me know
> what you think.

I like the idea of clicking away a message, but maybe the timeout
value can be an optional parameter when showing a message. For an
error message this could be indefinite (10 sec is even to short to
inspect an (SQL) error message), while for others the timeout value
can be much shorter (f.e. 2-3 seconds for notifying that a record was

Kind regards,


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