column values in bugtask column are inconsistent (link to the object or popup to edit)

Reported by Martin Pool on 2008-08-01
4
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Launchpad itself
Low
Unassigned

Bug Description

In the task table on a bug page, each of Affects, Status, Importance, Assigned to and Milestone have some text + an edit icon.

There is a disclosure triangle to unfolds the form to edit the task on the left hand side. For some columns such as Affects the text (e.g. 'Launchpad itself' in this bug's Affects column) links to the referenced object. Other columns such as Status and Importance have the text trigger the edit popup widget.

Analysis
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This inconsistency does probably surprise people and it would be easy enough to fix. Most consistent with the rest of LP would be to always link to the object; for Status and Importance linking to a same-context search of that status, or that importance, would be reasonable.

Björn Tillenius (bjornt) wrote :

I'm marking this as Triaged, because it's clear what the bug report is about. This doesn't mean that we're going to fix it, though. I'm not 100% convinced it's a good idea, but we're going to review the UI soon. There could be some changes related to this coming out from that.

Changed in malone:
status: New → Triaged
Curtis Hovey (sinzui) on 2010-11-19
Changed in malone:
importance: Undecided → Low
summary: - status and importance words in bug task table should link to searches
+ affects column in bug task table is a link rather than edit-widget-popup
summary: - affects column in bug task table is a link rather than edit-widget-popup
+ column values in bugtask column are inconsistent (link to the object or
+ popup to edit)
description: updated
tags: added: confusing-ui trivial ui
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