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Re: New archives for testing

From: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>
To: Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>
Cc: PostgreSQL WWW <pgsql-www(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: New archives for testing
Date: 2013-01-03 16:58:38
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Magnus Hagander wrote:

> * It's now possible to navigate the whole thread from inside a message
> view, using a dropdown listing the whole thing. It's still possible to
> navigate with to the next and previous in thread at the bottom of the
> message, just like before.

After exchanging a couple of comments with Dimitri over IM on this
topic, I wonder if there's a better way to represent the sorrounding
thread contect, rather than just "responses" and "in response to" links.
The dropdown is good to have the whole thing in a single view, but when
Dimitri pointed me to this archive sample:
I wonder if we can do something similar.  So we would list:

1. the parent of the current message (a clickable link)
2. all children of the current message's parent, including the current
message itself.  All but the current one would be clickable links.
Current one would be in a different color, and perhaps have some other
"you are here" marker.
3. all children of the current message

This way, we're not drawing a full graph of the thread (which would be
too large), but a graph complete enough to see the immediate context.

(It might be useful to annotate the pruned ancestors and sub-branches
with some numbers to let the user know there are hidden messages there.)

Álvaro Herrera      
PostgreSQL Development, 24x7 Support, Training & Services

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