Include subject link in river summaries
|Reported by:||ewinslow||Owned by:||ewinslow|
|Priority:||normal||Milestone:||Elgg 1.8 Beta 2|
As of 1.8, our standard river entry summaries do not include the subject. For example the entire summary is "created a page" instead of "Evan created a page". I realize that the subject is included *above* the summary and forms a full sentence in context, but I think we should include the subject with the summary for a few reasons:
- Standards -- per http://activitystrea.ms syndicated content needs to be able include a full summary that consumers can display without providing context and have it make sense. Right now, this is not the case, since the subject is not included in the summary.
- I18n/RTL -- the subject could be manually prepended to the summary, but I imagine some translations would not want to include the subject right at the front. As an ad hoc example, suppose I wanted to create a "yoda" translation -- the summary would likely need to read something like "posted a comment, Evan did". Best I could do now is "posted a comment, they did".
- Familiarity -- Every social site I've seen puts the subject's name/link inline with the summary. The only exceptions are when the summary is implied by the content and therefore omitted entirely. For example, twitter does not say "Evan tweeted" and then include my tweet, it just says "Evan" and includes the tweet. Facebook statuses work similarly.
- Flexibility -- if a site wants to ignore the subject link that is passed to it, it could do so simply by changing the language string, but it's currently not possible to include the subject in the summary unless one does a lot of view AND language string overriding. Translation: it's a big hassle to make a change that many would otherwise love to make.
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comment:2 in reply to: ↑ 1 Changed 2 years ago by ewinslow
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