[Phpmyadmin-devel] Configuration directives for the navigation

Marc Delisle marc at infomarc.info
Sat Jul 14 15:52:45 CEST 2012

Le 2012-07-14 09:49, Dieter Adriaenssens a écrit :
> 2012/7/14 Rouslan Placella <rouslan at placella.com>:
>> 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
> Makes sense.
>> 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'].
> Not sure about this one. I think 'NavigationItemsPerPage' can be
> useful, but if you have that one, why would you still need to lower
> the defaults of MaxDbList and MaxTableList? I suppose the smallest
> config value would get priority.
> 'MaxNavigationItems' would be a better name for
> 'NavigationItemsPerPage', it would be more similar to the two other
> 'Max***List' directives.
>> 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?
>> 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*"?
> There are also some config parameters that just start with "Left".
> That said, I think it makes sense to rename them. Also because the
> left frame is on the right for 'rtl' languages, so 'Navigation' prefix
> is more generic.
> But we have to decide how this transition will go :
> 1) the 'Left' or 'LeftFrame' prefixes in the config options get
> renamed to 'Navigation', the old config options names are dropped, and
> a list is made to be added to the release notes, telling users which
> options are renamed.
> 2) the same as 1), but we also add a script to convert the renamed
> config option names.
> 3) the same as 1), but we mark the renamed config options as
> deprecated and allow both config options until the next major release.
> I'm in favor of 2)

do you mean a script that would run at the setup level, or manually, or
at the user execution level?

Marc Delisle

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