Opened 10 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

#2148 closed Feature Requests (wontfix)

Handful typos reporting scheme for Boost web site

Reported by: ulysses4ever@… Owned by: René Rivera
Milestone: Website 1.X Component: website
Version: Boost 1.35.0 Severity: Optimization
Keywords: Cc:


I've seen an interesting functionality on some web sites and suppose that it could be worth adding to the Boost web site.

The main idea is to add some JavaScript? which would create a bug/typo-handling form on pressing some key combination. This form should reflect the text highlighted at the moment of pressing the key combination.

Unfortunately I've got a few examples of sites with this feature (and Google doesn't help). In fact at this moment I could point out only one implementation of this. Although getting things worse this site is Russian. But anyway here it is:

At the bottom of each page you can see a phrase: “Внимание! Если Вы увидите ошибку на нашем сайте, выделите её и нажмите Ctrl+Enter.” It means: “Attention! If you see an error (a typo) on our site, highlight it and press Ctrl+Enter.” Unfortunately it works only for registered users (but the registration is free), though I recall the time when it was freely available.

I'm not a web-programmer and probably can't implement this functionality from scratch. But it could be easily noted, that the implementation on is like this. There is a hidden (in fact very small) iframe on the standard page footer with link to which holds quite short JavaScript? and links with other .js-file ( with a little bit longer definition of prototype for contentOperation form and another .js-file for checking authorization.

Maybe in the case of Boost site such JavaScript? should redirect to the Trac system automatically filling some fields of the ticket-form.

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by René Rivera

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

Not easily possible given the current web site implementation we use. When, and if, we move to something like wordpress it might be possible. But I'm closing this for now. Especially since just about anyone can now do direct editing of the web site on github and submit pull requests.

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