[Phpmyadmin-devel] qTip usage for more reusable code

Tyron Madlener tyronx at gmail.com
Fri Jul 15 13:51:10 CEST 2011

On Fri, Jul 15, 2011 at 1:27 PM, Rouslan Placella <rouslan at placella.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 2011-07-14 at 21:25 -0700, Aris Feryanto wrote:
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> > From: Marc Delisle <marc at infomarc.info>
>> >
>> > Le 2011-07-13 21:57, Aris Feryanto a écrit :
>> >
>> >>  I pushed code for the new tooltip. I used Tyron's suggestion to
>> >>  create a function PMA_createqTip() and added one parameter,
>> > "content"
>> >>  *. It looks very similar to the old tooltip, except for some
>> >>  behavior, like the tooltip sometimes not update its position while in
>> >>  the animation phase.
>> >>
>> >>  Please check the demo at http://demo.phpmyadmin.net/gsoc-aris.
>> >
>> > Aris,
>> > column highlighting conflict is fixed, however the problem under IE9
>> > persists: I can't read a thing in these tooltips.
>> >
>> Fixed in my git. After went through the qTip code, I found there was a bug in qTip. The bug make tooltips initialized with empty string always have 20px width in (my) IE. I'll report this bug to qTip community.
>> Thank you for the feedback.
> I'd say don't bother reporting that to the qTtip crowd since qTip 1 is
> deprecated (the version we use), they are working on qTip 2, which is
> not yet released (yeah, I know, that makes no sense...).
> By the way, now we have 2 different types of tooltips, I'd love to see
> them being unified some how. The other kind of tooltips are also created
> in functions.js, by function initTooltips(). So maybe PMA_createqTip()
> can be used to create those, too. Also the two functions should be
> phisically next to each other in the file, since they are kind of
> related. And the cherry on the cake would be if these two types of
> tooltips could be styled in a similar way and thus look more consistent.
> Rouslan

The style can be similar but I still think it's good to have them
differ slightly for the 2 different uses. One for hints such as "Hey
you can sort this table by clicking the columns" and the others for
longer footnotes and explanations.

So I find it great that Aris' tooltip is fancy and animated for the first case.

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