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feature request #8320

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Links to reference page as appendend icon instead of having the whole citation as link

Added by Andreas Kohlbecker over 3 years ago. Updated over 3 years ago.

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Closed
Priority:
Highest
Category:
cdm-dataportal
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% Done:

100%

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Severity:
normal

Description

Currently the portal creates links to references by turning the whole reference string into a link. Since citation strings tend to be lengthy, this often causes confusion and unclear page appearances.

A better approach to make reference links would be to append a clickable icon to the citation string. Since this is an internal link a modified variant of the https://fontawesome.com/icons/external-link-alt?style=solid icon with inwards arrow could be used.

This would allow to also add reference links in footnotes without cluttering the portal pages too much.


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Related to EDIT - feature request #8384: Consider to use icon links for all reference citationsNewAndreas Kohlbecker

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Actions #1

Updated by Andreas Kohlbecker over 3 years ago

  • Description updated (diff)

The most important questions to answer are:

  1. Is a appended icon prominent enough, so that users don't oversee them?
  2. Are there cases in which linking the whole reference string is required?

Please feel free to give your feedback and opinion.

Actions #2

Updated by Andreas Kohlbecker over 3 years ago

Actions #3

Updated by Wolf-Henning Kusber over 3 years ago

The icon is fine, we do not need the entire string linked.

Actions #4

Updated by Andreas Kohlbecker over 3 years ago

  • Subject changed from DISCUSS : Links to reference page as appendend icon instead of havin the whole citation as link to DISCUSS : Links to reference page as appendend icon instead of having the whole citation as link
Actions #5

Updated by Andreas Müller over 3 years ago

  • % Done changed from 0 to 10

Wolf-Henning Kusber wrote:

The icon is fine, we do not need the entire string linked.

I also agree. We should try to implement as suggested and then we can see if for some exceptional use-cases we need still something else.

Actions #6

Updated by Andreas Kohlbecker over 3 years ago

  • Priority changed from New to Highest

posting Norberts answer received by email:

"I agree too,
Norbert"

Actions #7

Updated by Andreas Kohlbecker over 3 years ago

  • Subject changed from DISCUSS : Links to reference page as appendend icon instead of having the whole citation as link to Links to reference page as appendend icon instead of having the whole citation as link

Discussion ended, will now implement ....

Actions #8

Updated by Andreas Kohlbecker over 3 years ago

  • Tags set to phycobank, cichorieae
Actions #9

Updated by Andreas Kohlbecker over 3 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Resolved
  • % Done changed from 10 to 50
Actions #10

Updated by Andreas Kohlbecker over 3 years ago

  • Status changed from Resolved to Closed
  • % Done changed from 50 to 100

done

Actions #11

Updated by Andreas Müller over 3 years ago

  • Status changed from Closed to Resolved
  • Assignee changed from Andreas Kohlbecker to Andreas Müller
Actions #12

Updated by Andreas Müller over 3 years ago

  • Description updated (diff)
Actions #13

Updated by Andreas Müller over 3 years ago

  • Status changed from Resolved to Feedback
  • Assignee changed from Andreas Müller to Andreas Kohlbecker
  • % Done changed from 100 to 90

Is there an example somewhere on test server or integration?

Actions #16

Updated by Andreas Müller over 3 years ago

Andreas Kohlbecker wrote:

And this one

http://test.e-taxonomy.eu/dataportal/preview/cichorieae/cdm_dataportal/taxon/a67fc2ab-1452-4c32-84b6-8953111af9d6/synonymy

This looks very good and was my main question if we have different icons for external and internal links

Actions #17

Updated by Andreas Müller over 3 years ago

  • % Done changed from 90 to 100

Do we have any rules where these icons are used? E.g. in the bibliography they do not seem to be used yet though it might be interesting to have them there too. Best of course would be to make it configurable.

But these issues are different tickets I guess. So we can close this ticket again. Looks good.

Actions #18

Updated by Andreas Kohlbecker over 3 years ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to Closed

Andreas Müller wrote:

Do we have any rules where these icons are used? E.g. in the bibliography they do not seem to be used yet though it might be interesting to have them there too. Best of course would be to make it configurable.

But these issues are different tickets I guess. So we can close this ticket again. Looks good.

Since these icon links are very unobtrusive we could think about adding links to all reference citations. As you said, this is another issue, so I am closing this ticket - thanks for reviewing.

Actions #19

Updated by Andreas Müller over 3 years ago

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