Admin interface - browser requirement

Christian Reis kiko at
Sat Sep 21 13:27:22 UTC 2002

On Sat, Sep 21, 2002 at 01:50:23PM +0100, Gervase Markham wrote:
> However, do we need to be as accommodating for the admin pages? For 
> example, sortkeys. The best UI for setting these would be a multi-select 
> list of items with buttons which triggered JavaScript to move items up 
> and down, and then create a form submission which reflected the new 
> order. But such JS and DOM could really only be made to work (without a 
> lot of headaches) in modern browsers (IE 5.5+, Mozilla/Netscape6+, 
> perhaps Konqueror.)

One other possibility would be to use an HTML TABLE with "up" and "down"
buttons, though accessibility-wise the labels do suffer a bit.
Javascript could, in this case, as a shortcut to allow moving the items
without reloading the page, and it's fairly easy to do the non-JS form
submission by checking on button pressed.

  1. Bugzilla        (^ up  ) (v down)
  2. NSPR            (^ up  ) (v down)
  3. Calendar        (^ up  ) (v down)
  4. Browser         (^ up  ) (v down)
  5. CCK             (^ up  ) (v down)

I would rather not loose support for Lynx editing products, and I
don't think its a reasonable trade off.  For large numbers of products
(I'd say over 20), editing the sortkeys directly in an advanced
interface should also be considered.

Take care,
Christian Reis, Senior Engineer, Async Open Source, Brazil. | [+55 16] 261 2331 | NMFL

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