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Edit mode - insert short internal URLs, not the rewritten v

Post by pt20100201 » Wed Aug 21, 2013 1:29 pm

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Edit mode - insert short internal URLs, not the rewritten version

Dear Thorsten Rinne / Development Team

The phpMyFAQ's content editor has a button to insert internal FAQs records by choosing it's ID - an useful feature -, automatically inserting the URL and the FAQ's question in the text.

However, the URL used in the (X)HTML code is a rewritten URL (if this option is active).

Questions are prone to changes during their lifetime, thus also the correspondent rewritten URLs.

This leads to broken links hard to detect.


It would be preferable (in our opinion) to use the "short" URL version in the code (those using the internal FAQ ID), with the question in the visible text.

1. Examples

1.1
"A long long really long question text"
is inserted as

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<a href="http://faq.example.com/faq/content/.../a-long-long-really-long-question.html" ...>A long long really long question text</a>
With the visible text "A long long really long question text" .

1.2
if the question changes to "A very long question", the URL and the visible text aren't changed, so the link is broken.

1.3
If the FAQ's ID is "1234",
one may use the URLs

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<a href="http://faq.example.com/faq/index.php?solution_id=1234" ...>A long long really long question text</a>
or, preferably ( avoiding ? and = ),

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<a href="http://faq.example.com/faq/solution_id_1234.html" ...A long long really long question text</a>>
The text of the inserted internal FAQ's question remains the same, but the link continues to point to the correct record.


Naturally, it would be preferable, after a FAQ question edition, to refresh the URLs and/or the visible text in all records with links to that record - but this is not simple.
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2013-08-21
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Re: Edit mode - insert short internal URLs, not the rewritte

Post by Thorsten » Wed Aug 21, 2013 6:58 pm

Hi,

this is an awesome idea, please add it at https://github.com/thorsten/phpMyFAQ/issues

Thanks!

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Re2:Re: Edit mode - insert short internal URLs, not the rewr

Post by pt20100201 » Thu Aug 22, 2013 7:16 am

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Re2:Re: Edit mode - insert short internal URLs, not the rewritte
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Dear Thorsten Rinne
Thorsten wrote:...
this is an awesome idea, please add it at https://github.com/thorsten/phpMyFAQ/issues
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Thorsten
Thank for your kind words - you are exaggerating....

We don't have a GitHub account, so we can't post the proposal there.

Nevertheless, it could only happen next week (you may find odd to have a post here saying that operations could only happen next week – but it's not).

Perhaps then we'll have new guide lines - regarding, e.g., the GitHub's (and similar) service.
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2013-08-22
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Re: Edit mode - insert short internal URLs, not the rewritte

Post by Thorsten » Fri Aug 23, 2013 6:17 am

Hi,

that's okay! I'll add it for you! :-)

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Re: Edit mode - insert short internal URLs, not the rewritte

Post by Thorsten » Fri Oct 09, 2015 2:33 pm

Hi,

finally this feature will be included in phpMyFAQ 2.9.0-beta. Sorry for the delay.

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