Is Inline Edit beta ready?

Eli Cochran eli at
Wed Jun 18 14:53:20 UTC 2008

I agree that the column resizing is annoying but I played around with  
the styling and the HTML and I have to say, it's not easy to fix.

The two choices to fix it are:
- having the edit box be only as wide as the original text which makes  
it more difficult for the user to add more characters to the field, or  
to even know that they can add more text than is there.
- constraining the widths of the table column on the fly. Now that  
might work. It would be a "special case" since an inline editor  
wouldn't always be in a table. The bigger issue is that constraining  
column widths in tables is notoriously hard to do in a nice way. Hmm...

That's definitely a tough one.

- Eli

On Jun 18, 2008, at 7:35 AM, erin yu wrote:

> Two little bugs :)
> 1. I think the yellow highlight should highlight the editable text
> only and shouldn't go all the way to the end of the column. This
> convention is useful esp. when not the entire text in the column is
> editable. I'll open a JIRA for it if everyone agrees.
> 2. When you click on the yellow highlight, the subject becomes an
> editable text box _and_ at the same time expands the column. As a
> results, the other columns to the right of the subject column are
> shifted to the right. Will open a JIRA for it.
> Erin
> On 18-Jun-08, at 10:13 AM, Michelle D'Souza wrote:
>> Hi everyone,
>> We are planning to cut an 0.4 beta on June 26th. In it we'd like to
>> feature both Inline Edit and Pager in preview modes. To accomplish
>> this, I would like to switch my attention from Inline Edit to Pager
>> even though Inline Edit is still in basic form. Designers, can you
>> take a look at Inline Edit and see what you think? Presenters, is
>> there enough done of Inline Edit for your presentations?
>> announcements/announcements.html
>> Thanks,
>> Michelle
>> ------------------------------------------------------
>> Michelle D'Souza
>> Software Developer, Fluid Project
>> Adaptive Technology Resource Centre
>> University of Toronto
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Eli Cochran
user interaction developer
ETS, UC Berkeley

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