[PATCH v5 1/1] ui-shared: allow to split the repository link

Petr Vorel petr.vorel at gmail.com
Sun Nov 27 07:51:30 CET 2016

Hi Jason, John,

thank you both for your reviews!

> On Thu, Nov 24, 2016 at 06:42:32PM +0100, Jason A. Donenfeld wrote:
> > On Thu, Nov 24, 2016 at 6:32 PM, Petr Vorel <petr.vorel at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Any idea how to cope with it? I thought to use this feature only if repo.name and repo.url
> > > are the same.

> > One way might be to always use the `name` part and not the `url`, but
> > to ensure that any clickable links are actually useful. Namely, ensure
> > that any clickable links go to subtrees that contain other
> > repositories. This would also help collapse single-child directories,
> > like what we now do in tree view.

> > @John - any opinions on this?

> I originally suggested using this only when repo.name and repo.url are
> the same and I still can't think of a good behaviour for when they
> differ.

> I guess if there is a common path prefix between repo.name and repo.url
> then we could implement this behaviour for that, but that feels like
> we're getting too far into edge cases.

> Basically, this feels like a good initial implementation that punts the
> complexity for us to deal with when/if someone has a use case.  It also
> has the advantage of being easy to explain in documentation.
Any conclusion on this? Keep it the same as it is in v5 or make items of common prefix
clickable? I'd personally prefer the first variant as users might get confused with the
second variant.

> > >> I realize that John asked for a config variable in v3. But I do wonder
> > >> if this really is so necessary. In what case would somebody _not_ want
> > >> this behavior?
> > > I don't think so, I'd also remove the config variable.

> > I'll defer to John, then, to defend having a config variable.

> It looks like my original argument was essentially "some people might
> object to the change in behaviour", so I have no problem with just
> changing it and adding a config variable later if people scream.
Right, I'll drop it in v6.

Kind regards,

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