[silva-dev] kupu & external source suggestions
petitmermet at mat.ethz.ch
Wed Oct 6 23:01:43 CEST 2004
i have three small enhancement suggestions with kupu & external source:
the required values are marked as red asterisks in the forms editor.
there is no such visual representation in kupu. only upon saving (too
late) it becomes clear what fields are required. it should be clear at
first glance what is required.
in kupu the tool box is rather narrow. therefore, good external source
objects design calls for very short field titles or the external tool
becomes very long. in more complex external source objects short title
might not be enough to explain the purpose of some of the fields. in
the forms editor we can just read the descriptions (there are two types
of description: one for the the external source and one for each
field). but these descriptions are nowhere available in kupu.
to be frank the editing area of an external source in kupu looks more
like some kind of debugging information for a developer than
information tailored for an author;-) keys and values, ids instead of
the field titles; this stuff is for developers. at least it should be
like "field title: value". and here, there might be some space for the
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