[Phpmyadmin-devel] Configuration directives for the navigation

Marc Delisle marc at infomarc.info
Sat Jul 14 15:47:06 CEST 2012

Le 2012-07-14 09:00, Rouslan Placella a écrit :
> Hi all,
> As I am currently reviewing the configuration directives that are 
> related to the navigation system, I'd like to share what I've done so 
> far and also seek some advice.
> So far, I've dropped the following 3 directives, as they won't really 
> make any sense in pma 4:
>      * AllowThirdPartyFraming
>      * LeftFrameLight
>      * DisplayDatabasesList
> However I have a dilemma about some other directives. For example, the 
> old navigation system used the MaxDbList and MaxTableList directives to 
> decide how many items to render on a page. These directives are also 
> used by other code to display lists of dbs and tables in the main frame. 
> Anyway, I'd like to lower the default values for these directives from 
> 100 and 250 respectively to 25. This is because the new navigation 
> system has excellent pagination and filtering capabilities, and 
> therefore I think that it would be better to save some vertical space. 
> That said, I think that it would be better to introduce a new directive 
> that will be only used in the navigation without affecting the display 
> of items in the main frame. For example: $cfg['NavigationItemsPerPage'].

Hi Rouslan,
here, what does Items mean? For example, using your repo, we can dig
down to the column level in the navigation panel, so is column an item?

> I also found the following two directives: ShowTooltipAliasDB and 
> ShowTooltipAliasTB. These are currently unused in my branch as I'm not 
> even sure what they do. Could someone please enlighten me on their purpose?

They are explained in Documentation.html (however there was a typo that
I just fixed) but in short:

- you can have a db or table comment and these may appear as tooltips in
the navi panel

- you can reverse the behavior (always show the comment in the navi
panel, and the real name as a tooltip)

I'm not sure if there features are popular and I would not cry if they

> And as a last question: Many configuration directives that relate to the 
> navigation start with "LeftFrame*", but as frames are being dropped is 
> it better to rename them to "Navigation*"?


> Bye,
> Rouslan
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