[Phpmyadmin-devel] Non-configuration local settings in Page-related settings

Marc Delisle marc at infomarc.info
Mon May 18 15:48:01 CEST 2015

Nisarg Jhaveri a écrit :
> On May 18, 2015 1:11 AM, "Marc Delisle" <marc at infomarc.info> wrote:
>> Le 2015-05-17 09:34, Nisarg Jhaveri a écrit :
>>> Hello,
>>> One part of RFE for Page-related settings says the following.
>>> "There are also other ways to set options. In Browse, we have Options,
>>> and other remembered settings like column visibility, column sorting and
>>> order of display. I am not sure if these mechanisms should be integrated
>>> or not to the new way."
>>> I've been thinking about this and now I am confused about its usefulness
>>> and implementation. Here is what I think.
>>> These kind of options are accessible directly from where they are used.
>>> For example, column sorting is just clicking on the column header. Which
>>> is intuitive enough and easily accessible. I don't think we need another
>>> place to manage those. IMHO, it would be just useless.
>> Agreed.
>>> Since, these settings are integrated in UI, to have their other
>>> not-integrated form seems a little difficult. For example, multiple
>>> column sorting is easily shown in the header of table with priority
>>> numbers, but to have it somewhere else, we'll have to think of some
>>> other form to show and edit this settings.
>>> The type and UI will be quite different for each such option. We can't
>>> unify them that easily.
>>> Also, sometimes, they are location specific even in one page, so having
>>> them in a global page settings doesn't make much sense. To overcome
>>> this, we can multiple instances of settings in the page, but that would
>>> be just as same as existing techniques.
>> Right. So the page-related settings should not be specific to one item
>> (column, table, database, etc). For example, setting a column's
>> visibility or hiding/unhiding a table should not be in the page-related
>> settings.
>> However, in table Browse, I should be able to access Settings > Main
>> panel > Browse mode.
> Yeah, those are global configuration options and will be available there.
>>> Any thoughts about this are much appreciated. Should we do this? How
>>> should we do this? What settings can possibly be added?
>>> Sorry for a long mail, but I'm a little confused and would like some
> help.
>>> Thanks,
>>> Nisarg
> So, do we drop this part of the RFE? Any other thoughts? Anyone else?

This part of the RFE was more a question to see the scope of the 
page-related settings; I believe that this question is now settled and 
we can drop it.

Marc Delisle (phpMyAdmin)

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