[pmwiki-users] Javascript to require "Summary" for changes

Petko Yotov 5ko at 5ko.fr
Sat Apr 25 07:55:03 CDT 2009

On Saturday 25 April 2009 11:09:08 Peter Bowers wrote:
> > Hi. I updated the NotsavedWarning recipe to do just this. See
> >   http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/Cookbook/NotsavedWarning
> I would love to see this functionality implemented for entering the Author
> as well...

Curiously, after half a day using the "prompt summary" feature, I am utterly 
annoyed by it, so I disabled it on my own wikis. I could, however, use a 
reminder for the Author field, so I added one.

> And perhaps a separate option to "require summary" and "require author" in
> addition to just being prompted but being allowed to enter blank? 

I wouldn't want to force it : users will be quickly annoyed, and they will end  
up adding random characters. Also, not everybody has JavaScript enabled so we 
can't rely on it for "required" form values.

> JS is so much more user-friendly than the other existing solutions...

More than one "prompt" or "alert" boxes are not good: a thickbox could be.

   The article calls it "lightbox", but it is technically a "thickbox".

Unfortunately, a thickbox requires many more lines of code.


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