WolfWings ShadowFlight (wolfwings) wrote in suggestions,
WolfWings ShadowFlight

'Inline Dropdown' option for LJ-Cut tags

'Inline Dropdown' option for LJ-Cut tags

Short, concise description of the idea
Allow a setting to toggle display of LJ-Cut text without opening a new window.

Full description of the idea
Add an icon to one side of the LJ-Cut text, similair in placement to the icon used for 'LJ User' tags. Clicking the tag would toggle between two states, and would either display the LJ-Cut 'text' field or the 'hidden beyond the cut' text itself.

This would function much like the right/down-arrow mode (in)famous on Macintosh computers when browsing folders, allowing LJ-Cut tags to serve their purpose, but allowing a quick glance through the concealed text without opening seperate windows for each post.

The only post I was able to locate in the 'Past Suggestions' area that was similair was this older one regarding a broad LJ-Cut override as an option for logged-in users.

An ordered list of benefits

  • Reduces need for multiple windows/tabs when reading friends list with numerous LJ-Cut tags.
  • An ordered list of problems/issues involved

  • Requires Javascript.
  • Possibly requires CSS trickery.
  • Enlarges initial 'friends' page download.
  • Initial compatability with some LJ Styles is questionable.
  • An organized list, or a few short paragraphs detailing suggestions for implementation

  • There is little, if anything, that can be mentioned here that wouldn't be low-level technical details of an HTML/JavaScript-related type. It involves no change to the functionality of existing tags, only a second processing mode for the tags, and an added reference to a static, external javascript file when the option is enabled.
  • Tags: lj-specific markup, ~ submitted - needs retagging
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