[Phpmyadmin-devel] Dismissable ajax messages

Rouslan Placella rouslan at placella.com
Wed Sep 14 17:11:23 CEST 2011

On Tue, 2011-08-23 at 21:40 +0200, Dieter Adriaenssens wrote:
> 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
> removed/inserted)

I did a bit more work on the ajax messages and now it is possible to
have some messages ('Loading...', errors, etc) that don't disappear. And
any message except 'Loading...' can be dismissed by clicking on it.

The relevant code is in the ajax_message branch in my git repo [1], in
particular commits dd566ec76c0e182, d39db8e3b604743 and 6dbab1fb38a97d3.

Unless someone has any objections I will merge with master some time

@Dieter: timeout was already an optional parameter to the
PMA_ajaxShowMessage() function, but I guess that not many developers use
it, now I just added the "indefinite" option to it.



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