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Bug 231666 - Hints in Tasklist
Summary: Hints in Tasklist
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: platform
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Action Items (show other bugs)
Version: 7.4
Hardware: PC Windows 7
: P3 normal (vote)
Assignee: uireviews
Keywords: UI
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-06-22 09:04 UTC by Petr Somol
Modified: 2013-09-06 17:56 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Petr Somol 2013-06-22 09:04:34 UTC
I received a query from Svata about Hints in Tasklist in context of HTML files. This seems to be of wider concern, thus I am filing it for UI review as the more general question: should hints be displayed in tasklist ? If so, then all or just some ? Etc. For more detail I copy Svata's email below:


...some hints (basically just the HTML ones) appear in tasklist.

The HTML usecase is as follows: the user wants/needs to set the severity of msg validators; HTML known no hard rules what is and what is not an error, generally it is possible to display anything - apparently the threshold between error/warning/hint might be somewhat blurred, and may well depend on personal preferences or work style.

But including hints in tasklist has non-trivial consequences: whatever is to be included in tasklist is processed during indexing (if the respective scope is selected in tasklist), and naturally the inclusion of more hints makes the indexing/parsing slower.

Another view might be this: HTML hints are "just" inspections, thus they should appear in Source->Inspect (this is not implemented to include HTML hints by now, but I consider to change it).

So the question is, which items actually SHOULD make it to the tasklist. Do we have any guideline for that ?